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Fall Conference For Animal Welfare Day 2: 5 Key Takeaways

“I stepped away from my desk/makeshift studio this morning for 2 minutes and came back to this,” laughs The Association’s Jim Tedford about the scene in the above photo. “And, she had turned off my computer!” Although Jim’s pup Riffle had other ideas for Day 2 of the Fall Virtual Conference for Animal Welfare, the 1,156 attendees dug deep into a day of learning and networking.


Fall Conference For Animal Welfare Day 1: 5 Key Takeaways

Sure, we knew a little about what to expect based on the Spring Conference for Animal Welfare. But after The Association’s President & CEO Jim Tedford announced that we’d shattered the record for conference attendance with 1,156 registrants, it’s clear the ceiling can’t hold us!! Thank you to the speakers, attendees, sponsors, and exhibitors for helping us to kick off Day 1.


Letter From the President on Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

Dear Colleagues, As we in the United States find ourselves amidst a racial reckoning, I will tell you that my vision for animal welfare has never been clearer:  The animal welfare mission needs to be fueled by opportunity for and access to all.  Our shared calling must equally represent the well-being of all the people who comprise animal welfare – our employees, peers, volunteers, adopters, donors, partners, sponsors, clients and all citizens of our communities.


Giving Thanks 2020

As we enter into the season of gratitude and giving, we in animal welfare bring many strengths, including our resilience, our can-do attitudes, and our spirit of collaboration that’s truly gone into overdrive this year.  Earlier this week we asked members of The Association’s Facebook groups who or what they’re thankful for, and we’re sharing some of the responses here.


Let’s Collaborate! Digital Conference Badges Now Available!

Let’s get pumped up for The Fall Virtual Conference on December 1-3! We’ve created a set of digital badges you can use for your social media profiles, share as posts on all your social channels and add to your website homepage and email communications. Join over 1,000 of your colleagues in this collaborative and collective shout out – on December 1-3 you’ll be hanging with the fiercest and finest group of leaders and leaders-in-training in the industry.

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