Friday 1pm – 7pm the focus will be on the basics of animal healthcare. Saturday 8:30am – 5pm the focus will be on education and networking within the animal welfare community. This event is $20 in advance or $25 at the door. It is FREE to Lone Star Students and shelter employees!
Charles Jackson, new Director for MCAS will be the keynote speaker Friday evening at 6pm. Joining him, will be an incredible line-up of speakers like Brent Toellner of Best Friends Animal Society (formerly of KC Pet Project), Tawny Hammond, Chief of Austin Animal Center Services, Alice Burton with Alley Cat Allies, Sgt. Karl Bailey with the City of Seagoville Animal Services, and many more!
Friday’s topics will include: An Ask the Vet session, Basics of CPR and First Aid for Pets, Trap Neuter Return of Community Cats, and Growing a Foster Network.
Saturday’s topics will include: A legislative update, marketing & social media for fundraising, grant writing, disease control for shelters and rescues, and success stories from shelters with similar backgrounds to our own.
Lone Star College has graciously offered conference rooms at 7pm on Friday evening after Mr. Jackson speaks. If you would like to book a private meeting room to network with other rescue partners or to have a private meeting with your volunteers, please contact Deana so we can make arrangements.
We hope this will be the first of many conferences to come. We have an excellent community of rescuers and we will be successful by working together!