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Don't miss the 10th Annual

Business of Saving Lives

March 29, 2014

Tony La Russa's Animal Rescue Foundation
2890 Mitchell Drive, Walnut Creek, CA

This professional, affordable full day conference offers exciting workshops on cat and dog behavior, shelter wellness, and business and program practices for effective animal welfare operations. In honor of the 10th anniversary of this conference, we are pleased to present an all-star line-up including attendees' favorite speakers from past years to share their expertise.

Confirmed Presenters:

  • Rich Avanzino, President, Maddie's Fund®
  • Sheila D'Arpino, DVM, Director, Maddie's Adoption Program
  • Jean Donaldson, founder Academy for Dog Trainers
  • Kate Hurley, DVM, MPVM, Program Director, UC Davis Koret Shelter Medicine Program
  • Kevin O'Neill, Senior Legislative Director, Western Region American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
  • Emily Weiss, Certified Applied Animal Behaviorist, Vice President of Research and Development, American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals

Registration Fee, per person:

  • Early Bird - $35
  • After March 1, 2014 - $40
 

Cancellation/Refund Policy: Sorry, no refunds.

View MapLocation: Tony La Russa's Animal Rescue Foundation, 2890 Mitchell Drive, Walnut Creek, CA 94598

Includes all materials, morning refreshments and vegetarian lunch. Register today!

Please contact Stephanie Erickson at serickson@arf.net or 925.296.3177 with questions.

Sponsored by

Maddie's Fund

Agenda
8:30 a.m.
Registration and morning refreshments
9:00 a.m.
Welcome and Opening Remarks
Elena Bicker, Executive Director, Tony La Russa's Animal Rescue Foundation
9:05 a.m.
Shelterer to Rehomer
Emily Weiss, Certified Applied Animal Behaviorist, Vice President of Research and Development, American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
10:05 a.m.
10 Minute Break
Track I
Nestle Purina Dog Training Pavilion
Track II
Presentation Room
 
10:15 a.m.
Capacity for Care – Part 1
Kate Hurley, DVM, MPVM, Program Director, UC Davis Koret Shelter Medicine Program
Being an Effective Citizen Advocate for Animals
Kevin O'Neill, Senior Legislative Director, Western Region American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
 
11:30 a.m.
10 Minute Break
11:40 a.m.
Capacity for Care – Part 2
Kate Hurley, DVM, MPVM, Program Director, UC Davis Koret Shelter Medicine Program
Out of What Box
Jean Donaldson, founder Academy for Dog Trainers
 
12:55 p.m.
Luncheon served in Classroom; Boutique opens at Noon; ARF Tours start at 1 p.m.
2:00 p.m.
Adoptions: Placing the Treatables
Sheila D'Arpino, DVM, Director of Maddie's Animal Care Center
 
3:15 p.m.
10 Minute Break    
3:25 p.m.
       

 

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