Thursday, September 24, 2015

GREAT LAKES ANIMAL WELFARE CONFERENCE COMING TO BATTLE CREEK OCTOBER 19-20

Registration is now open for the region’s largest animal welfare conference

The 2015 Great Lakes Animal Welfare Conference (GLAWC) will be the region’s premier educational and networking event for animal sheltering and veterinary professionals, animal control agencies, rescue groups, and individuals interested in saving more animal lives. The Michigan Partnership for Animal Welfare (MPAW) has joined with the Michigan Association of Animal Control Officers (MAACO) to offer this two-day event. The 2015 Great Lakes Animal Welfare Conference will be held October 19-20 at FireKeepers Hotel and Casino in Battle Creek. The conference is presented by the Petco Foundation, Merck Animal Health, the ASPCA, and Nestle Purina and Petfinder with generous support from the Kenneth A. Scott Charitable Trust, a KeyBank Trust.
Photo Courtesy of Michigan Paw.Org
Photo Courtesy of Michigan Paw.Org

“This conference is the perfect opportunity for those working in, or interested in, animal welfare to gain and share knowledge on how to better care for, serve and save animal lives,” said Ann Griffin, MHS Special Projects Manager. “Attendees will have the opportunity to learn and discuss new trends and best practices in a relaxing and fun setting.”

This year’s conference features more than 40 sessions and a certificate course. A wide variety of sessions will include information on animal behavior, animal handling, fundraising and much more.

“It’s great to be able to bring this specialized training to animal control officers statewide,” said Andy Seltz, Vice President of MAACO. “It’s a perfect opportunity to come together and share ideas that will ultimately raise our collective abilities to better serve the animals and people in our communities.”

For the list of sessions, registration fees and hotel information for the 2015 MPAW-MAACO GLAWC Conference, and to register online, visit www.mpaw.org or call (248) 283-5635.

FireKeepers Casino Hotel is located at 11177 E Michigan Ave in Battle Creek.


The Michigan Partnership for Animal Welfare (MPAW), founded by the Michigan Humane Society in 2004, is a collaboration of animal welfare organizations from around the state with a goal of working together for the good of the animals in Michigan.

MAACO is a not for-profit organization registered with the State of Michigan dedicated to the enhancement of the profession of Animal Control Officers in the State of Michigan by establishing professional standards, training and practices, for the control and care of animals and the protection of the public health.
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The Michigan Humane Society is the largest and oldest animal welfare organization in the state. MHS works to end companion animal homelessness, provide the highest quality service and compassion to the animals entrusted to our care, and to be a leader in promoting humane values. For more information, visit www.michiganhumane.org.

18 comments:

  1. This sounds like a great opportunity for animal advocates in your region!

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  2. I hope there are tons of humans there to learn how to help the critters!

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  3. Interesting! I'll pass this info along to the rescue groups that I know, to see if they'd be interested. Thanks!

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    1. you are welcome and thank YOU for passing it on!

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  4. You are so committed to all the babies. That rocks. Thank you for loving our four legged friends.

    Have a purrfect day Cody. My best to your wonderful mom. ♥♥♥

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    1. thank you but I am just the messenger!! I just try and help spread the word whenever I can and help the babies that way!! xoxo

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  5. What a neat conference! Will you be going?

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    1. actually no. Battle Creek is far from me and my SUPER, SUPER OLD birthday is on the 20th. It's a milestone birthday. Actually I SHOULD go, so that I don't have to deal with it! lol

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  6. Wonder if our area does anything like that...maybe in D.C. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

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  7. looks like some interesting information going to be happening there....we love it when groups come together to learn and share information

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  8. Sounds interesting!
    Have a super Thursday...

    Noodle and crew

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  9. That sounds like a pawsome event ! Purrs

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  10. Y'all have da most pawsumest fings goin' on fur da kitties in need. We wish there was no need but at least y'all be duibn' sumfin' 'bout it.

    Luv ya'

    Dezi and Lexi

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  11. Sounds like a great opportunity for you - it's nice when these events happen in our own backyard! PS. I remember Top Cat too, he was awesome :)

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