Updated: Feb 10, 2021
Sacramento, CA, February 9, 2021 –California Animal Welfare Association’s (CalAnimals) seventh annual Animal Welfare CEO Forum welcomed 65 of the state’s Top Dogs running California’s animal care and control agencies, SPCAs, and humane societies. Thanks to the generous support of Wallis Annenberg and the Annenberg Foundation, California’s animal-welfare leaders came together virtually to discuss the key issues facing animal shelters, animals, and communities across the state.
“While we missed gathering in person for what has become a critically important event for animal welfare leaders in our state, we are pleased to report that the virtual conference was a success,” explains Jill Tucker, CEO of CalAnimals. “Critical issues for discussion this year included disaster response training, accessible veterinary care, human housing issues, and the development of more programs to support families and their pets.”
California’s animal shelters are collectively responsible for sheltering more than 800,000 animals each year and their work impacts the lives of millions of people and their pets. The CalAnimals CEO Forum is a unique opportunity for California’s shelter leaders to develop and maintain strong relationships to support one another and further progress for animals in the state.