Thursday, September 15
9:00 a.m. Registration Check-in
9:30 a.m. - noon Complimentrary TNR Training
1:00 p.m. Conference Sessions throughout the day
5:00-6:30 p.m. Cocktail Reception (CASH ONLY bar)
6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Awards Banquet
Friday, September 16
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
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Michigan's No Kill Conference 2016
Join shelter, rescue, animal control and animal welfare staff, volunteers, policy makers, and compassionate community members to learn ways to save lives in your community. Hear cutting-edge research from leading national animal welfare experts along with success stories and strategies from Michigan shelters, rescues, and advocates.
Registration for the 2-day conference includes:
* Keynote presentation by Susan Cosby, Director with Petco Foundation
* TNR training (No Charge and optional)
* Six break-out sessions of your choice
* Snack and beverage breaks
* Roundtable discussions led by speakers
* Cocktail reception (cash bar, no checks or credit cards accepted) with informal roundtables
* Breakfast and lunch on Friday (vegan/vegetarian options available)
Optional additional events include:
* Law Enforcement sessions Law Enforcement Training: Animals in the Field Full day of Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Certified Training. (Must register specifically for this training to attend). Michigan Humane Society staff: CJ Bentley; Dr. Robert Fisher; Ann Griffin, Esq; Debby MacDonald; Matt Pepper
* 2016 Awards Banquet Thursday evening to recognize significant accomplishments by Michigan shelters
Groups of 5 or more are eligible for $10 per-person group-rate discount. Single-day registration is available.
Michigan Certified Rescue group members receive 15% discount.
ACO Certification - Is it time to up the requirements? Becky Neal, Michigan Animal Control Officers Association; Matthew Pepper, Michigan Humane Society; Jeff Randazzo, Macomb County Animal Control
Best Practices for Rescues – How Do You Measure Up? Missi Bellottie, Detroit Bully Crew; Nicole Fear, Canine Companions Rescue; Jillian Kane, Furever Tails Animal Rescue; Jaime Wolfe, NBS Rescue
Breed Labels and Language Tawny Hammond, City of Austin Animal Services
Canine Play Groups Lisa Rabine and Amy Warner
Changing Animal Control Practices from Punitive to Positive Karen Sparapani, Milwaukee Area Domestic Animal Control Commission
How to Minimize Shelter Illness and Maximize Shelter Health Dr. Jeff Fortna, DVM
Humane Behavioral and Handling Tips for Shy and Fearful Dogs Kate Wilson, Cascades Humane Society; Katelin Thomas, K9 Turbo Training
Improving Potential for Successful Adoptions – Understanding Aggression & Reactivity Kate Wilson, Cascades Humane Society; Jane Wolff, Cascades Humane Society; Katelin Thomas, K9 Turbo Training
Improving Potential for Successful Adoptions - Understanding Canine Body Language Kate Wilson, Cascades Humane Society; Jane Wolff, Cascades Humane Society
Michigan Legislation Richard Angelo, Best Friends Animal Society; Courtney Protz-Sanders, MiPACA; Pam Sordyl, Puppy Mill Awareness of SE Michigan
Million Cat Challenge: Overview Christie Keith, Million Cat Challenge; Dr. Julie Levy, Maddie's Shelter Medicine at the University of Florida
Million Cat Challenge: Alternatives to Intake Ayse Dunlap, Cleveland Animal Protective League; Dr. Julie Levy, Maddie's Shelter Medicine at the University of Florida
Million Cat Challenge: Capacity for Care Tanya Hilgendorf, Humane Society of Huron Valley; Dr. Julie Levy, Maddie's Shelter Medicine at the University of Florida
Million Cat Challenge: Managed Admission Ayse Dunlap, Cleveland Animal Protective League; Dr. Julie Levy, Maddie's Shelter Medicine at the University of Florida
Million Cat Challenge: Removing Barriers to Adoption Susan Cosby, Petco Foundation; Dr. Julie Levy, Maddie's Shelter Medicine at the University of Florida
Million Cat Challenge: Return to Field Renee Jarackas, All About Animals Rescue; Dr. Julie Levy, Maddie's Shelter Medicine at the University of Florida; Dr. Diana Newman, Michigan Pet Fund Alliance; Amy Wettlaufer, All About Animals Rescue
No Kill Michigan – Progress We Have Made Deborah Schutt, Michigan Pet Fund Alliance
Stories of Change Paul Wallace, Genesee County Animal Control; Melissa Miller, Detroit Animal Control & Care; Ken Kempkens, Humane Society of Macomb
Transparency and Accountability Cheryl Gault, Michigan Pet Fund Alliance; Tawny Hammond, Austin Animal Services; Courtney Protz-Sanders, Paws for Life Rescue
Trap, Neuter and Return Training Workshop Catherine Garrett, All About Animals Rescue
Why the Numbers Count Tanya Hilgendorf, Humane Society of Huron Valley
View session descriptions here.
9:00 a.m. Registration / Check-in Opens
9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. TNR Training
1:00 - 2:00 p.m. Breakout 1
2:15 - 3:15 p.m. Breakout 2
3:30- 4:30 p.m. Breakout 3
5:00 - 6:30 p.m. Cocktail Reception / Informal Roundtables (CASH ONLY Bar)
6:15 - 8:15 p.m. 2016 Awards Banquet (purchase tickets separately in Registration)
8:00 a.m. Registration / Check-in
8:15 - 9 a.m. Continental Breakfast
9:00 - 9:30 a.m. No-Kill Michigan: Progress We Have Made!
9:45 - 10:45 a.m. Breakout 4
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Breakout 5
12:15 - 2:00 p.m. Lunch / Keynote
2:15 - 3:15 p.m. Roundtables led by speakers
3:30 - 4:30 p.m. Breakout 6
Scholarship application is here.
Pet-friendly hotel rooms are available through 8/25/16:
Price: $110 + 11% tax.
Registration and banquet are non-refundable. You may transfer your registration to another person, to our scholarship fund, or request a tax-deductible donation letter if you are unable to attend.
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