This Year Featuring Artist Mark Barone Creator of "An Act of Dog"



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The conference fee is only $35.  The conference is FREE to all Lone Star College students, municipal shelter employees and animal control officers.  9.5 hours of Continuing Education Credit for Animal Control has been approved for this conference.

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Friday, March 29, 2019

12:00pm - 1:00pm


1:00pm - 2:30pm

Keynote, Mark Barone Creator of "An Act of Dog"

2:30pm - 3:30pm

The Pet Redemption Toolkit, Donna Casamento,   Michelson Found Animals Foundation

Ask the Vet, Nikki Brown, DVM, Lone Star College - Tomball Vet Program

3:30pm - 4:30pm

No Cat Left Behind-How to Get Special Needs Cats Adopted, Monica Frenden, Maddie's Director, Austin Pets Alive! 

Dogs, Cats, Animal Rescuers & the Judeo-Christian Tradition:  An exploration of the Judeo-Christian scriptures and ethos of animal husbandry and pet ownership and how those principles guide and dominate animal control and protection today, Kevin Sumrall, Lone Star College

4:30pm - 5:30pm

Using Data to Fill in Shelter Gaps, Ellen Jefferson, Austin Pets Alive!

Creating a Successful Barn Cat Program, Monica Frenden, Austin Pets Alive!

5:30pm - 7:30pm

Dinner and Networking

Saturday, March 30, 2019

9:30am - 10:00am

Registration and Breakfast

10:00am - 11:00am

Creating a Customer Friendly Adoptions Process, Susan Cosby, Petco Foundation

No Kill Coalition 2020, Brent Toellner, Best Friends

Infectious Disease Prevention - Hot Topics, Dr. Julia Veir, Elanco

11:00am - 12:00pm

Marketing and Communicating with the Community to Save Lives, Rick Boeker, Social Marketing Media Specialist Telemundo Houston

Integrating Business Technology into Shelters & Rescues, Susan Cosby, Petco Foundation

Infectious Disease Prevention - Hot Topics, Dr. Julia Veir, Elanco

12:00pm - 1:00pm

Lunch and Networking

1:00pm - 2:00pm

Successful Grant Writing Techniques, Allison Boyd, Boyd Grants

Shelter Intervention Programs, Brent Toellner, Best Friends

2:00pm - 3:00pm

Texas Legislative Update, Sheri Soltes and Danielle Baucum, Texas Humane Legislation Network

Give More to Save More:  Bucking Conventional Wisdom to Save more Lives and Dollars, Donna Casamento, Michelson Found Animals Foundation

Disaster Preparedness, Sharon Hawa, Best Friends Animal Society 

3:00pm - 3:30pm

Snack in Vendor Area

3:30pm - 4:30pm

The No-Kill and the Odyssey:  An adventurous look at the history of pet rescue and the no-kill movement, Kevin Sumrall, Lone Star College

Shelter Medicine Best Practices, Dr. LA King, DVM, Texas Litter Control


Grand Prize Drawing - MUST BE PRESENT TO WIN!