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MPAW REGIONAL TRAININGS TOPIC AND LOCATION SURVEY

MPAW REGIONAL TRAININGS TOPIC AND LOCATION SURVEY

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Happy 2016! With the New Year, there come new training opportunities for you and your organization through MPAW’s Regional Trainings, underwritten by the generous support of the Kenneth A. Scott Charitable Trust, a KeyBank Trust. In an effort to make sure our attendees are getting the types of training they need most, we ask you to take the time to fill out the following survey:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CB7SKJP

It should only take about 3-5 minutes of your time but the feedback we get is invaluable.

Thank you for all that you do!

2016 Midwest Veterinary Conference Scholarships Announced – Deadline January 11

2016 Midwest Veterinary Conference Scholarships Announced – Deadline January 11

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These scholarships are made possible by grants from The Kenneth A. Scott Charitable Trust and the Ohio Animal Health Foundation

The MWV Conference will be held in Columbus, OH, Feb. 25-28.

The deadline for the scholarship is Jan 11th, but it is an easy form to fill out so hopefully this won’t be a hindrance for those wishing to apply. There is a euthanasia certification training as well, so some shelters may want to send staff to that. Registrants can attend it separately or attend the training and the conference. The scholarship can be used to offset most of the cost of the training as well.

http://www.mvcinfo.org/downloads/attendees/2016-shelterprogram.pdf

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GLAWC Survey: Winner Announced

GLAWC Survey: Winner Announced

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Congratulations to Laurie Horn, survey respondent and winner of the random drawing for a free registration for the 2016 Great Lakes Animal Welfare Conference! Thank you to all of you who completed the survey and provided your feedback. We are already in the process of planning for next year, and we’re going to consider all of your input very carefully in that process. The survey will remain open through the end of this week, so if you haven’t had a chance, please visit https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/N5TCKG2 to let us know your thoughts. Thank you again, and we hope to see you at the 2016 Great Lakes Animal Welfare Conference!

2015 GLAWC REGISTRATION UPDATE: Act fast! Only a handful of spots left!

2015 GLAWC REGISTRATION UPDATE: Act fast! Only a handful of spots left!

running We are thrilled to report that with two weeks to go before the 2015 Great Lakes Animal Welfare Conference, there are fewer than 25 spots left! If you are interested in attending this fun and informative two-day conference at the beautiful FireKeepers Hotel & Casino featuring excellent speakers and sessions on a wide array of topics, including Adoptions, Companion Animals, Shelter Medicine, Community Outreach, Field Services, Fundraising, Operations, Leadership, Public Relations, and Legislation, please register TODAY! Online registration is available at

https://www.messageblocks.com/mpaw-maaco-great-lakes-animal-welfare-conference

The conference will sell out very soon, so please ACT NOW!

GLAWC ALERT: Time and space are running out fast!!!

GLAWC ALERT: Time and space are running out fast!!!

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Hurry and register now. We have about 50 spots left before we max out at 400 attendees!!! We are going to sell out!! The following sessions are already closed: Day Long Large Animal Cruelty Investigation and Handling, Michigan Animal Welfare Grant (How to), and Animal Decontamination. To register, please go to: https://www.messageblocks.com/mpaw-maaco-great-lakes-animal-welfare-conference.
Contact JMartin@michiganhumane.org or 313-262-4034 with questions.

URBAN WILDLIFE 102: RACCOONS TO BATS TO BIRDS!!

URBAN WILDLIFE 102: RACCOONS TO BATS TO BIRDS!!

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Prior to running the Humane Wildlife Services program for The HSUS, John Griffin founded A.C.E. Wildlife Services to provide hands-on humane solutions to conflicts between humans and wildlife. Backed by a degree in biology and graduate work in conservation biology and environmental policy, John has over 20 years of experience working with wildlife in the field and more than a decade’s worth of experience working on solutions to wildlife conflicts with a focus on those that occur in urbanized areas. His presentation provides a comprehensive overview of wildlife in urbanized areas including their relevant natural history and how they operate in cities and towns using the food and shelter we provide. Using examples and video from the field, John’s workshop will provide front-line agencies and personnel the information needed to effectively identify, respond, and resolve wildlife conflicts.

Online conference registration is open at:    https://www.messageblocks.com/mpaw-maaco-great-lakes-animal    … and brochures are in the mail!

Register today for best session choices and early-bird rates!

 

How Animal Laws Affect Sheltering and Rescue

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If you’ve ever wondered about the laws affecting your work with animals, then you won’t want to miss Ann Griffin’s presentation at the Great Lakes Animal Welfare Conference on Tuesday, October 20th at FireKeepers Casino in Battle Creek, Michigan. A member of the Animal Law Section of the State Bar, active with Attorneys for Animals, and a sought-after instructor, Ann also has years of experience working with Michigan Humane Society. She understands both the animal welfare field and the laws that relate to animals in the state.

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Michigan Legislative Conference Call: Wednesday, June 17, from 2:00-3:00 p.m.

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Michigan Legislative Conference Call: Wednesday, June 17, from 2:00-3:00 p.m.
Phone: 248-687-7000
Code: 810386
Are you interested in learning about animal-related legislation in Michigan? Do you want to know how you or your organization can get involved to support or oppose legislation that impacts you? Please join us for an informational conference call co-hosted by MHS, the State Bar of Michigan Animal Law Section, and MAACO with representatives from the ASPCA and HSUS.

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MPAW-MAACO Regional Workshop Series Registration OPEN!

Attendees at last year's Upper Peninsula regional meeting gather for a photo op!

Attendees at last year’s Upper Peninsula regional meeting gather for a photo op!

Join your colleagues in the field of animal welfare this spring for these engaging and enlightening day-long seminars brought to you by MPAW and MAACO! Each one is unique, but all five feature shelter medicine and general animal welfare sessions. Network and get to know your neighboring agencies face-to-face in a day away featuring up-to-date information, food, discussion, and fun! Open to employees, volunteers, and individuals active in rescuing or sheltering animals, animal control officers, etc.

Lunch is included in the affordable registration fee of $20 (half off for additional attendees from the same organization) thanks to a generous grant from the Kenneth A. Scott Charitable Trust, a KeyBank Trust. Each workshop begins at 9:30 a.m. and ends at 4:00 p.m. Five locations around the state: attend one all. Visit the Training page for complete agendas and a link to the online registration HERE.

Space is limited at each workshop! Please register early! No refunds after 7 days prior to each event. All events are approved by MDARD for Animal Control Officer training hours. Questions? 888-735-5806.

A roundtable discussion of ways groups can better collaborate to save animal lives.

A roundtable discussion of ways groups can better collaborate to save animal lives.

Early Registration for the 2015 Animal Care Expo ends January 31!!!

Early Registration for the 2015 Animal Care Expo ends January 31!!!

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Learn. Rejuvenate. Network.

Animal Care Expo 2015 registration is open! The premier national conference for animal welfare professionals is taking over New Orleans, March 30-April 2, 2015. View the conference schedule and register now!

Join 2,000 animal care experts, professionals and newbies from around the globe to learn new skills and strategies to find pets homes, keep pets in homes, engage your community, humanely manage cat populations, and more! Expo 2015 is sure to be extra special as we reflect on the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina and the continuing efforts to make disaster preparedness for animals a key priority. Get ready to recharge your passion for saving animals!

Expo is already the most cost-effective educational opportunity in animal welfare, now through January 31st, get an extra $25 off full conference registration with code SDEX15.

 

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