Opening session keynote speaker Nathan Winograd, noted animal advocate, author and director of the No Kill Advocacy Center in Oakland, Calif., will assure that this year’s conference in Lansing, Thursday and Friday, Sept. 20 and 21, will be another sell-out.
The “Getting to the Goal” conference will also feature National Canine Research Council, Director of Communications and Publications, Don Cleary and Animal Farm Foundation, Executive Director, Stacey Coleman who, along with Winograd, will conduct breakout sessions. Conference tracks include topics such as Innovations in Animal Welfare, Reducing Shelter Intake and Working for Change.
Thursday’s session runs from noon to 5 p.m. at the Lansing Radisson Hotel, followed by a networking cocktail reception and awards banquet to recognize shelters with the best save rates in the state.
The conference moves to the Lansing Center for Friday’s 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. sessions, which include lunch and a final panel discussion with the award winners. A new Michigan Rescue Certification program will be introduced at the conference.
Join shelter and rescue personnel, animal control workers, veterinarians, policy makers and animal welfare advocates and volunteers to learn how to save the lives of companion animals by implementing the No Kill Equation.
Register online at michiganpetfund.org by May 31 and pay only $79. Groups of five or more receive a 10 percent discount, and students with proper identification pay $50. Banquet tickets are an additional $30.
Prospective sponsors, vendors and exhibitors should call Conference Chair Cheryl Gault at 248-410-5931 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for participation information.
The Michigan Pet Fund Alliance works to end the killing of healthy and treatable homeless cats and dogs in Michigan by collaborating with animal shelters and rescue organizations to achieve No Kill through training, technical assistance, education and advocacy.