This years event was the most ambitious yet with Workshops taking place over 3 days plus 3 full days of Summit. Happily it surpassed expectations and the vibe throughout the week was truly inspirational. So much positive communication between a wide array of groups and organisations all working in different areas of the sector. The speakers once again well and truly stepped up to the plate to deliver presentations full of information, practical advice and positive energy. We were very lucky to have 8 international speakers this year plus our local speakers which gave a well rounded perspective on what are the latest and most effective companion animal management and welfare strategies and programs.
Our delegates came from State and Local Government, the not for profit welfare, shelter and rescue sector, and veterinary and pet industries.
We are pleased to be able to supply speaker papers, associated resources and footage from each presentation via the links below.
Maaike Bouwman - Applied Science student, VHL University, Leeuwarden, The Netherlands
Jon Cicirelli - Director of Animal Care & Services, City of San Jose, CA, USA
Dr Arnja Dale - Senior Lecturer in Animal Welfare, Unitec University of Technology, Auckland, NZ
Dr Cynthia Karsten - LazinAlive Outreach Veterinarian, UC Davis Koret Shelter Medicine Program, CA, USA
Betsy McFarland - Vice President, Companion Animals, Humane Society of the United States
Jan McHugh-Smith - President and CEO, Humane Society of Pikes Peak Region, CO, USA
Trish McMillan Loehr - Director, Loehr Animal Behavior
Todd Stosuy - Field Services Manager, County of Santa Cruz, CA, USA
We are ever grateful to our generous sponsors and exhibitors who enable an event like this to take place.
PLATINUM SPONSORS At Purina, it's no secret that pets are our passion. In fact, our commitment to dogs, cats and their owners has made us a world leader in pet care and we're proud of that. We’re dedicated to improving the health and lifestyle of cats and dogs through quality nutrition and care. This has been our focus for over 80 years and continues to drive everything we do.
Animals Australia is Australia's foremost national animal protection organisation, representing some 40 member societies and thousands of individual supporters. Animals Australia has an unprecedented track record in investigating and exposing animal cruelty and for conducting world-first strategic public awareness campaigns.
BRONZE SPONSORS Animal Welfare League Australia (AWLA) is a national charity whose members have over 300 years of combined experience in sheltering, fostering, rehoming and providing veterinary care. AWLA advocates for companion animals with a national voice, assists adoption and foster programs and generates national projects. United under the AWLA banner are the Animal Welfare Leagues of QLD, NSW, SA, VIC, Dogs Homes of Tasmania and SAFE in WA.
SHELTERBUDDY ™ is a web-based database system, designed for animal welfare organisations offering "seamless" information exchange, connecting all facets of shelter operations including animal records, staff records, fundraising, animal adoptions, lost and found. Features include accessibility, user-friendly, integrated database, comprehensive management, information storage and reporting and a detailed veterinary section. The new EXPRESS version is perfect for foster and rescue organisations.