The 11-13 September 2013 saw the 5th National G2Z Summit take place at the Outrigger Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast, Queensland.
Full day Workshops were held the 10th and 14th September rounding off a week long celebration of saving lives of companion animals in Australia.
The theme for this years Summit was "Taking G2Z To The Next Level" and we heard from a diverse range of local and international presenters, telling us how they are Getting 2 Zero in their communities.
Almost 300 delegates attended the events over the week coming from around Australia and neighbouring countries. Delegates from all levels of government, not for profit welfare and related organisations, research institutions, peak industry bodies and the private sector.
The feedback from the delegates was overwhelming positive, confirming that this event is the premier industry event for the Australasian region.
Click on the links below for information on the speakers and to view their papers and presentations.
Dr Lila Miller - G2Z through disease management in pounds and shelters - Presentation
Dr Lila Miller - Desexing clinics for cats and dogs including paediatrics - Presentation
Dr Pam Reid - Behavioural modification and training in shelters
Dr Pam Reid - Assessing the behaviour of shelter animals
Dr Pam Reid - Enrichment programs to promote behavioural wellbeing in shelter animals
Dr Pam Reid - Sheltering dangerous dogs
Sharon Harmon - What does it take to G2Z
Sharon Harmon - G2Z and the role of statistics
Sharon Harmon - G2Z through program development
Sharon Harmon - G2Z through working with the community
Gary Kish - G2Z through financial stability
Mark Kumpf - G2Z through progressive animal management Part 1
Mark Kumpf - G2Z through progressive animal management Part 2
Mark Kumpf - Alternatives to Breed Specific Legislation
Mark Kumpf - Creating and sustaining local coalitions
Dr Emma Kennedy - G2Z through council run desexing programs in indigenous communities - Presentation
Dr Judith Mulholland - Desexing programs in Australia and overseas - a private practice veterinarians perspective
Professor Paul McGreevy - Dog appeal, dangerous dogs and dogmanship
Dr Mandy Paterson - Dispelling the myth that mandatory desexing doesn't help with cat overpopulation - Presentation
Eileen Fletcher - 50 shades of Greyhounds - rehoming Greyhounds NT style - Presentation
Kae Norman - G2Z through rescue
Cecile Ashen-Young - Promoting the welfare of shelter cats through the use of environmental enrichment - Presentation
Professor Helen Swarbrick - Campus Cats
Gavin Biggs - G2Z through facility design
Sheila Collecott - Keeping animals out of shelters
Francine Shields - Whangarei SPCA Drop In Clinic
Casey Quimby - Animals Fiji
Dr John Gilmore - Establishing a Community Vet Clinic
Joy Verrinder - G2Z National Cat Plan
We are very grateful for the support of the 5th National G2Z Summit by this years partners, exhibitors and sponsors.
Animal Welfare League of Australia
Caring for the nation’s animals... Our affiliated shelters in QLD, NSW, VIC, SA and TAS have 290 years of combined experience in caring for pets and their people. Strengthening the human-animal bond is central to our work. We believe caring for animals also means supporting the people who share their lives with companion animals.
Animal Welfare League Queensland
The Animal Welfare League of Qld takes care of approximately 10,000 strayed and abandoned animals annually from South East Queensland. The AWLQ receives no Government funding for welfare work, relying predominantly on the community for support.
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