5th National G2Z Summit 2013

Dr Lila Miller Mark Kumpf Sharom Harmon Dr Pamela Reid


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.

SPEAKER papers AND presentations

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 Lila Miller - Parvovirus not necessarily a death sentence - Presentation

Dr Lila Miller - General considerations for TNR programs - Presentation

Dr Pam Reid - Behavioural modification and training in shelters - Presentation

Dr Pam Reid - Assessing the behaviour of shelter animals - Presentation

Dr Pam Reid - Enrichment programs to promote behavioural wellbeing in shelter animals Presentation

Dr Pam Reid - Sheltering dangerous dogs - Presentation

Sharon Harmon - What does it take to G2Z - Presentation

Sharon Harmon - G2Z and the role of statistics - Presentation

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Sharon Harmon - G2Z through program development - Presentation

Sharon Harmon - G2Z through working with the community - Presentation

Gary Kish - G2Z through financial stability - Presentation - 11 ways to lose your donors

Mark Kumpf - G2Z through progressive animal management Part 1 - Presentation

Mark Kumpf - G2Z through progressive animal management Part 2 - Presentation

Mark Kumpf - Alternatives to Breed Specific Legislation - Presentation

Mark Kumpf - Creating and sustaining local coalitions - Presentation

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 - Presentation

Professor Paul McGreevy - Dog appeal, dangerous dogs and dogmanship

Diane Chua - The unwanted dog and cat problem in Australia - How big is it? - Presentation

Aaron Timoshanko - How to influence government policy - Presentation

Dr Mandy Paterson - Dispelling the myth that mandatory desexing doesn't help with cat overpopulation - Presentation

Julia Hardaker - G2Z through strategic planning - Presentation

Mia Cobb - G2Z with social media - the science of engagement - Presentation

Eileen Fletcher - 50 shades of Greyhounds - rehoming Greyhounds NT style - Presentation

Kae Norman - G2Z through rescue - Presentation

Cecile Ashen-Young - Promoting the welfare of shelter cats through the use of environmental enrichment - Presentation

Professor Jacquie Rand - Cat management strategies for Australia - Presentation

Professor Helen Swarbrick - Campus Cats

Gavin Biggs - G2Z through facility design - Presentation

Sheila Collecott - Keeping animals out of shelters - Presentation

Dr Alison Taylor - Collaborative desexing programs - Presentation

Francine Shields - Whangarei SPCA Drop In Clinic - Presentation

Casey Quimby - Animals Fiji - Presentation

Dr John Gilmore - Establishing a Community Vet Clinic - Presentation

Rebekah Scotney - Compassion fatigue - Presentation

Joy Verrinder - G2Z National Cat Plan - Presentation

Panel discussion - How can we make TNR work for everyone

Summit supporters

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. 

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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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Con-Sol Conference & Technical Solutions

When planning a local Gold Coast, Brisbane or interstate event, you expect successful results and the best conference AV production company for the task. To get it right every time, you need con-sol. Our company is small enough to care about your business and large enough to accept any size audio visual assignment. Conference AV, gala dinners, product launches, roadshows, awards nights, congress, special events, event design & management.

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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.

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Animals Australia

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.

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silver sponsors


SHELTERBUDDY ™  is a web-based database system, designed for animal welfare organizations 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.

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Homesafe ID

Homesafe ID, one of the only complete package microchip and registration services in the country, works in partnership with the RSPCA QLD. Our aim is to deliver quality, competitively priced microchips with lifetime registrations and chip readers direct to the customer. All our products  fully comply with and International Standards Organisation (ISO) regulations as mandated by individual Australian States.

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bronze sponsors

Therian is an Australian owned company specialising in the design, construction and fit out of animal care facilities across the Asia Pacific Region.

We are industry leaders in animal facility design and offer a comprehensive service from the initial concept phase through to completion of the project.  Our expertise in business mapping ensures that the final design is one that provides the optimum results for your business.  To improve our customers experience we now offer a full fit out service with a range of products, sourced globally to improve your working day.

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trade exhibitors

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