Getting to the Goal- Michigan No Kill Conference (MPFA)

Organization: Michigan Pet Fund Alliance

Venue: Somerset Inn

Location: Troy, Michigan, United States

Event Date/Time: Sep 04, 2014 / 12:00 pm - (EST) End Date/Time: Sep 05, 2014 / 5:00 pm - (EST)
Registration Date: Aug 26, 2014 Time: 23:00:00 - (EST)
Early Registration Date: May 16, 2014 Time: 13:00:00 - (EST)
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Registration for Michigan Pet Fund Alliance's 2014 No Kill conference, Getting to the Goal, is now open.  Join shelter, rescue, and animal control staff, volunteers, policy makers, and compassionate community members to learn ways to save lives in your community.   National speakers and topics include:  

Mike Fry (Executive Director, Animal Ark Shelter, Hastings, MN) "Making Your Shelter the Cat's Meow: Enrichment for Dogs and Cats"; "Innovations in Fundraising"

Dr. Kate Hurley, DVM, MPVM  (Director, Koret Shelter Medicine Program, UC Davis): "New Approaches for Community Cats"

Dr. Julie Levy, DVM, PhD (Director, Maddie's Shelter Medicine Program, University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine): "New Approaches for Community Cats"

Julie Lewin (National Institute for Animal Advocacy): "Citizen Lobbying: How to Effectively Advocate for Animals to Legislators"

Dr. Karen L. Overall, MA, VMD, PhD, DACVB, CAAB (Editor, Journal of Veterinary Behavior; Center for Neurobiology and Behavior, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine): "Behavior Assessments in Shelters: How Bad Tests Are Killing Good Dogs"

Dr. Ronald Schultz, PhD (Maddie's Laboratory for Diagnosis and Prevention of Shelter Diseases, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Wisconsin-Madison): "Vaccination on Intake: How it Saves Lives, and Why It's Not Optional"

Nathan Winograd  (Founder, No Kill Advocacy Center): "We Can Do It!"; "Using Legislation to Get to No-Kill"

Kim Wolf (Founder, Beyond Breed): "Helping Pets by Supporting PeopleA Comprehensive Approach to Community Welfare"; "Moving Beyond Breed"

Michigan speakers and topics include:

Chris Anderson (Michigan Pet Fund Alliance): "It Can Happen Here: Hundreds of No-Kill Communities Show the Way"

Jennifer Clarkson (Dog Aide): "What People and Pets Really Need: How to Offer Genuine Help for Animals in the Detroit Area"

Tanya Hilgendorf (Director, Humane Society of the Huron Valley): "You Had Me at Hello: How Great Customer Service Saves Animals' Lives"

Christie Keith (Michigan Pet Fund Alliance): "What if Everything You Know About Marketing Pets for Adoption Is Wrong?"

Reva Laituri (UPAWS): "Why No-Kill Makes Dollars and Sense: The Economics of No-Kill Sheltering"

Courtney Protz-Sanders (Michigan Rescue Certification Program Task Force; Board Trustee, Mi-PACA): "Reinventing the Wheel No More: Best Practices and Code of Ethics for Rescues"; "Smashing the Political Brick Wall: Advocating for Change at the City and County Levels"

Jeff Randazzo (Chief Animal Control Officer, Macomb County): "Transitioning to No-Kill in a Municipal Shelter"

Deborah Schutt (Michigan Pet Fund Alliance): "The State of Michigan's No-Kill Movement"; "No-Kill 101: What It Is, What It Isn't, How It Works"

Amber Sitko (All About Animals Rescue): "How to Start a High-Volume, Low-Cost Spay/Neuter and Vaccination Clinic"

 

Venue

Somerset Inn
2601 W Big Beaver Rd
Troy
Michigan
United States
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Organizations

Michigan Pet Fund Alliance
2210 Lancaster
Bloomfield
Michigan
48302
United States

Conference Speakers

Mike Fry (Executive Director, Animal Ark Shelter, Hastings, MN) "Making Your Shelter the Cat's Meow: Enrichment for Dogs and Cats"; "Innovations in Fundraising"

Dr. Kate Hurley, DVM, MPVM  (Director, Koret Shelter Medicine Program, UC Davis) and Dr. Julie Levy, DVM, PhD (Director, Maddie’s Shelter Medicine Program, University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine): "New Approaches for Community Cats"

Julie Lewin (National Institute for Animal Advocacy): "Citizen Lobbying: How to Effectively Advocate for Animals to Legislators" 

Dr. Karen L. Overall, MA, VMD, PhD, DACVB, CAAB (Editor, Journal of Veterinary Behavior; Center for Neurobiology and Behavior, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine): "Behavior Assessments in Shelters: How Bad Tests Are Killing Good Dogs"

Dr. Ronald Schultz, PhD (Maddie's Laboratory for Diagnosis and Prevention of Shelter Diseases, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Wisconsin-Madison): "Vaccination on Intake: How it Saves Lives, and Why It's Not Optional"

Nathan Winograd  (Founder, No Kill Advocacy Center): "We Can Do It!"; "Using Legislation to Get to No-Kill"

Kim Wolf (Founder, Beyond Breed): "Helping Pets by Supporting PeopleA Comprehensive Approach to Community Welfare"; "Moving Beyond Breed"

Michigan speakers:

Chris Anderson (Michigan Pet Fund Alliance): "It Can Happen Here: Hundreds of No-Kill Communities Show the Way"

Dr. James Averill, DVM, PhD (Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development Animal Industry Division): "MDARD Companion Animal Programs – Successes and Challenges of 2014"

Jennifer Clarkson (Dog Aide): "What People and Pets Really Need: How to Offer Genuine Help for Animals in the Detroit Area"

Tanya Hilgendorf (Director, Humane Society of the Huron Valley): "You Had Me at Hello: How Great Customer Service Saves Animals' Lives"

Christie Keith (Michigan Pet Fund Alliance): "What if Everything You Know About Marketing Pets for Adoption Is Wrong?"

Reva Laituri (UPAWS): "Why No-Kill Makes Dollars and Sense: The Economics of No-Kill Sheltering"

Courtney Protz-Sanders (Michigan Rescue Certification Program Task Force; Mi-PACA): "Reinventing the Wheel No More: Best Practices and Code of Ethics for Rescues"; "Smashing the Political Brick Wall: Advocating for Change at the City and County Levels"

Jeff Randazzo (Chief Animal Control Officer, Macomb County): "Transitioning to No-Kill in a Municipal Shelter"

Deborah Schutt (Michigan Pet Fund Alliance): "The State of Michigan's No-Kill Movement"; "No-Kill 101: What It Is, What It Isn't, How It Works"

Amber Sitko (All About Animals Rescue): "How to Start a High-Volume, Low-Cost Spay/Neuter and Vaccination Clinic

Additional Information

Awards banquet for top shelters in the state.

Michigan premiere of REDEMPTION, a film about the no kill movement in the U.S.A.

Sponsors and exhibitors welcome. 

 

 

Exhibits included

Do you want to send a message loud and clear to Michigan's animal-loving public that your business or organization really cares about pets? Then sign up to showcase your products or services at the Michigan "Getting to the Goal" conference in Troy on September 4th and 5th, 2014!

The conference is hosted by Michigan Pet Fund Alliance, an all-volunteer 501c3 group collaborating with shelter and rescue organizations to save all Michigan's healthy and treatable homeless pets through training, technical assistance, education and advocacy. Learn more about the conference and speakers . 

The  fee of $95 includes two days of visibility to shelter, rescue, and animal control staff, volunteers, veterinarians, policy makers, and compassionate community members.

Keep your booth open on Thursday evening to meet movie-goers who will be attending the Michigan premiere of , a stirring and much-anticipated documentary about the no-kill revolution in America.