ANIMAL CARE CONFERENCE 2021
Hilton Long Beach Long Beach, CA
April 11-13, 2021
Pre-Conference Workshops: Saturday, April 10, 2021
MEMBERS MAY ATTEND SOME virtual 2020 cONFERENCE SESSIONS FOR FREE!
The Animal Care Conference is proudly supported by the following Premiere Sponsors:
The 2021 Conference features 2 top-notch Pre-Conference Workshops and
5 Exceptional Education Tracks
Saturday, April 10 from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
*separate registration fee applies
The full day program will be segmented into five sections led by knowledgeable content leaders and facilitated by Dr. Kate Hurley and Dr. Cindi Delany from the UC Davis Shelter Medicine Program.
Animal Furensics and DNA - The Whats, Whys, and Hows of Animal Cruelty Investigations
Learn from experts Christina Lindquist, MSFS, Associate Director of Forensics, UC Davis, and Jennifer Woolf, DVM, MS, Woolf Veterinary Forensics Consulting, Inc. on how to manage, understand and tackle animal cruelty investigations.
Behavior & Training
Explore various topics related to behavior and training in the shelter environment.
Thank you to Petco Foundation for sponsoring this track!
Feeling Good in the Shelter. The Five Freedom Model in Action *Joint Session*
Reading Dog & Cat Body Language
Practical Approaches to Shelter Dog Behavior Challenges
Enrichment for Shelter Animals
Training Shelter Dogs for Adoption
Tiny Lion Taming™ - Socializing Feral Kittens in a Shelter Environment
Law Enforcement & Field Services
Get an in-depth look into the complex work of criminal investigations, engaging with the public, safely capturing animals, depredation, and in-depth case studies. These sessions are specifically designed for: Animal Cruelty Investigators, Humane Officers, Animal Control Officers, Prosecutors, Police/Sheriff Officers, Deputies and Detectives, as well as all Local, State, or Federal Agents/Officers responsible for investigating animal-related crimes.
Eligible for Humane Officer CE Credits.
Cultural Awareness *Joint session with Sheltering & Outreach*
Mission Impossumible – Case Study: DNA Links Convicted Felon to Tortured Opossum
Changing Perceptions of Animal Control Officers using Humane Education Techniques
Animal Hoarding - Case Review: Multi-Agency Response
Strategies, Logistics and Techniques for Safe Capture of Animals Running at Large
Depredation Investigation -Protocols: Animal Damage and Human Attacks
Leaders must be experts on so many topics! From managing staff, hiring, fundraising, utilizing data, and avoiding common mistakes, we have you covered.
Thank you to PetFirst Insurance for sponsoring this track!
All conference content eligible for CAWA CE Credits.
Volunteer & Staff Appreciation: Applying Dr. Paul White's Research
Fundraising for Public Shelters and the 501c3s that support them.
Workplace Safety and Your Bottom Line
Hiring Outside the Box
Your Data Counts - Ideas and Tools to Activate Data
A Peek Behind the Curtain - A Shelter Evaluator Reveals Common Mistakes
Sheltering & Outreach
Gain an understanding of sheltering and outreach best practices.
Thank you to IDEXX for sponsoring this track!
Cultural Awareness *Joint session with Law Enforcement & Field Services*
Volunteer Toxicity: Restoring Joy and Connection
Supporting your Community with a Pet Safety Net
Optimizing Rescue Relationships
There's No Place Like Home - Marin Humane's Private Rehoming Program
Bridging the Gap: Understanding Adopter Expectations, Perception and Reality
Following the full-day, CE eligible workshop on Veterinary Forensics, stick around for super interesting shelter medicine sessions.
Thank you to Western University for sponsoring this track!
Population Management & Daily Rounds
Putting the Cat Back: Best Interest of the Community? The Shelter? Or the Cats?
Building Collaboration in the Workplace – What’s a Vet to do?!
Fear Free for Shelters and Veterinary Clinics
Pediatric Spay/Neuter (Down to 1.5 pounds!)
Feeling Good in the Shelter: The 5 Freedoms Model in Action *Joint Session*
The 2021 Animal Care Conference will feature 2 pre-conference workshops, 5 learning tracks, 35+ education sessions, over 50 knowledgeable speakers, and 2 days of exhibitors showcasing the latest industry products.
This yearly event brings together animal control officers, humane officers, animal care attendants, behaviorists, humane educators, shelter directors, veterinarians, RVTS, customer service representatives, all law enforcement personnel, and other animal-sheltering professionals.
2021 Featured Speakers
Gina Knepp, National Shelter Engagement Director, Michelson Found Animals Foundation
Teo Alfero, CEO & Founder, Wolf Connection