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      Western States No Kill Conference: Progress + Possibilities for Our Companion Animals in Albuquerque

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      March 22, 2014

      Saturday   9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

      401 2nd Street Northwest
      Albuquerque, New Mexico 87102

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      Western States No Kill Conference: Progress + Possibilities for Our Companion Animals

      New Mexico Pets ALIVE! is happy to announce

      the 2nd Western States No Kill Conference to be held

      March 22, 2014 in Albuquerque, NM.

      150 attendees from 8 states participated in the 1st Western States No Kill Conference and we look forward to presenting the next building blocks of information to help you duplicate the companion animal welfare success that is happening all across America. There are now 300 cities and towns across America (and counting) composing 90+ communities now saving upwards of 98% of their lost and homeless pets and community cats. Your city or town can too!

      This 2nd No Kill conference being held in New Mexico is for all pet owners/guardians, companion animal advocates, rescue groups, animal welfare organizations, animal control/services staff, animal sheltering staff, volunteers and animal lovers who wish to help maximize save/live release rates for lost and homeless pets in their local communities. 

      (**Please note - Seating is limited.  Once tickets are sold out, organizers are unable to add additional seating. The 1st conference sold out and there were quite a few people nearer to the day of the conference who did not register in time and were upset that organizers were not able to accomodate more registrants.  Please secure your registration while space is available. Registrations are transferrable but are not refundable.)

      We are thrilled to welcome our guest speakers and presenters for this years conference:

      Stacey Coleman, Executive Director, Animal Farm Foundation: 'Changing Perceptions: “Pit Bull” Dogs in Your Community'

      It has never been easier to make a positive impact for “pit bull” dogs in your community.  Learn how to recognize and overcome barriers and you will make better adoption matches, reduce length-of-stay, and change the way decision makers, potential adopters and community members think about “pit bull” dogs.  Your community is looking to you to be the expert!  Shed old language habits, drop discriminatory policies and feel confident in using fact-based information and materials that will better serve “pit bull” dogs and their owners.  Each attendee will receive pre-formatted, ready-to-use, full-color educational tools and the knowledge of how to use the tools with confidence.   Be prepared to learn, laugh and look beyond labels!


      Co-Presenters: Ellen Jefferson, DVM, Executive Director of Austin Pets Alive! and Aimee Sadler, Director of Behavior and Training at Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation:

      'Medical 101 on a Budget for Rescue Groups and Shelters'

      'Saving Shelter Dogs 101'

      'Saving Lives Through Cooperative Medical and Behavioral Programs'The truth is that shelter medical and behavioral programs often times run interference with one another. What typically attends to herd health management best will often times contribute to behavioral deterioration.  Similarly, attending to their behavioral needs ideally will often times wreak havoc on medical best practices. When does one defer to the other to best serve the whole animal? Hear from two of animal welfare’s most successful life-saving experts and how they envision the merging of critical medical and behavioral programs in shelters of all different levels of intake and function to best serve the animals.


       Cheryl Schneider, Director of Animal Services for the Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter (TX):

      'Building, Directing and Sustaining an Open-Admission No Kill Shelter'

      Learn how a rural county open-admission shelter started on their path to No Kill and how they continue to sustain their progress forward. (Host note: The principals used to are the same no matter if you are working in a rural, suburban or urban community but this seminar will be delivered from the perspective of leading an effort in a rural community.)

      Sgt. K.W. Bailey, Seagoville Police Department, Animal Services Director in Seagoville, TX:         

      The Little Shelter That Could (and DID!)

      Learn how Sgt. Karl Bailey along with a small staff and a small group of dedicated volunteers changed a high-kill shelter into a No Kill shelter in just 120 seconds. And learn how they have maintained their No Kill community's 98% live release rate for the animals in their care on a budget of less than $30,000 per year.



      With Special Thanks to Conference Sponsors:

      Animal Farm Foundation and No Kill Nation


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