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

Speakers

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Conference fee is only $35.  Register before 1/31/19 and save $10. The conference is free to all municipal shelter employees and animal control officers.  Continuing education credit is pending currently, but will be offered.

Friday, March 29, 2019

12:00pm - 1:00pm

Registration

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

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

3:30pm - 5:00pm

Municipal Shelter Panel (City of Houston BARC, City of Humble, Montgomery County Animal Shelter, Harris County Animal Shelter, Conroe Animal Shelter, More TBA)

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

5:00pm - 6:00pm

Beagley Blonde - Legal Myths in Animal Welfare, Brian Chase, Michelson Found Animals Foundation

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

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

6:00pm - 8:00pm

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

Topic TBA, Claudine Vass, Fort Bend Pets Alive!

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

Shelter Diversion Programs, Speaker TBA, Best Friends

12:00pm - 1:00pm

Lunch and Networking

1:30pm - 2:30pm

Private Shelter Panel (Rita B Huff Huntsville, Abandoned Animal Rescue Magnolia, More TBA)

Micro-chip Madness:  Legal Misconceptions & Pet Ownership, Brian Chase, Michelson Found Animals Foundation

Disaster Preparedness, Best Friends, Speaker TBA

2:30pm - 3:30pm

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

Volunteer Recruitment, Speaker TBA 

3:30pm - 4:00pm

Snack in Vendor Area

4:00pm - 5:00pm

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

Successful Grant Writing Techniques, Allison Boyd, Boyd Grants

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

5:00pm

Grand Prize Drawing

Past Speakers and Topics

Past speakers and topics include...grant writing, no kill philosophy, marketing, fund-raising, disaster planning, dog behavior, neonatal kitten care, Petsmart Charities, Best Friends Animal Society, Austin Pets Alive!, and much more.  We hope you follow us while the 2019 schedule develops!