AGENDA

Our diverse courses will cover:

• Human Trafficking, Domestic Violence, Gangs and the Link to Animal Abuse

• Animal Cruelty Laws and Legislative Updates              

• Service Animal Law and Adapting to Changes             

• Collateral Crimes and Animal Abuse                         

• Multi-Animal Impound, Puppy Mill & Hoarding Cases

• Equine Cruelty and Equine Best Practices

• Reporting Animal Cruelty Properly                            

• Animal Cruelty Task Forces

• Animal Behavior & Training

• Investigations and In Field Operations

• Progressive Programs 

Our Detailed Agenda Is Listed Below:

2020 Virtual Conference & Expo Agenda

Day 1 - Thursday, November 5, 2020

 Welcome and Announcements: 9:30 am - 10:00 am EST

Conference 10:00 am - 7:15 pm EST

Virtual Exhibit Hall Now Open

9:30 - 10:00 EST  Welcome and Announcements

 

10:00 - 10:55 EST

Track 1:           It's All About Partnerships: Georgia's Pet Feeding Task Force for COVID-19

Presenter:         Venessa Sims, Emergency Management Director, Georgia Department of Agriculture

Karen Spaulding, Director of Community Outreach, Atlanta Humane Society

Sára Varsa, Director of Pet Programs, Greater Good Charities

 

COVID-19 presented new challenges across the spectrum on how to plan and prepare for a pandemic. This presentation will provide an overview of COVID-19 response considerations in Georgia. It will also cover the importance of working with other agencies, contingency planning, compassion fatigue, managing a pandemic concurrently during hurricane season, supply chain considerations, guidance impacts on daily operations, case reporting, personal protective equipment, C&D considerations and lessons learned from a GA and national perspective. 

Track 2:            Working With Reactive Dogs PART 1*

Presenter:          Victoria Stilwell, VSPDT, APDT, Celebrity Dog Trainer and Behavior Expert, Trainer and reator of It’s Me

                             or the Dog (Animal Planet), Bestselling Author and Founder of Victoria Stilwell Positively, Inc. and the

                             Victoria Stilwell Academy of Dog Training and Behavior

Victoria Stilwell, renowned dog trainer and behavior expert, takes you through the steps

of working with dogs who are reactive. She shares her insights and steps to address

this issue in reactive dogs.

Due to this in-depth course, we decided along with Victoria to make two parts so she could give you a complete presentation and not be rushed or leave anything out. Part 2 will be included in the bonus material which will be emailed to you on Thursday, November 10th.  Remember you can watch any course again or at your leisure up until January 4, 2021.  A special link for each course will be emailed to you on Thursday, November 10, 2021 and that link will be active until 1/4/2021.

    

11:05 - 12:00 EST   KEYNOTE SPEAKER JANE VELEZ-MITCHELL:  

Jane Velez-Mitchell is a television and social media journalist and author. She is the founder of #JaneUnChained, a digital news network for animal welfare and the vegan lifestyle which uses more than 60 volunteer contributors from around the world to showcase vegan festivals, animal welfare conferences, organizations, vegan restaurants and cooking.    

Join Jane Velez-Mitchell as she is interviewed by Claudine Wilkins, to find out about her organization, “JaneUnChained - News Network”, her new vegan cooking show "New Day, New Chef", how she got into helping animals, what drives her today, how she copes with challenges from “naysayers”, and what she has got planned for the future in animal welfare and protection.

 

12:00 - 12:30 EST  LUNCH BREAK - Announcements and Raffle

 

12:30 - 1:25 EST   

Track 1:            Spay and Neuter - Still Saving Lives  

Presenter:          Dr. Jeff Young, DVM, Owner of Planned Pethood Plus and Star of Animal Planet's Rocky Mountain Vet

Dr. Jeff Young teaches about Spay / Neuter and how he’s saving lives and changing perceptions in this sometimes misunderstood arena. He will share some of the latest techniques, challenges and best practices for spaying and neutering

Track 2:            Cockfighting: Investigating, Defenses, Pitfalls and Sentencing

Presenter:        Michelle Welch, Senior Assistant Attorney General in the Virginia Attorney General's Office, VA

In this session, you will learn the basics of investigating cockfighting crime but also how to ask questions of veterinarians and experts to achieve a successful outcome on your animal fighting case. In addition, we will talk about pitfalls and defenses and how to overcome them. Finally, we will talk about sentencing and what to ask in a sentencing hearing.

 

1:35 - 2:15 EST   

Track 1:           New Rules Affecting Government Animal Shelters and Much More  

Presenter:         Mark Murrah, Companion animal Program Manager, Georgia Department of Agriculture

This course is filled with vital information regarding new rules affecting government animal shelters, breeders, equine care and much more.

 

Track 2:            “Making Your Case” (Crime Scene - Including Multi-Animal Impound, Documentation)

Presenter:         Amy Soeldner, retired Atlanta Police Department

This course teaches the reasons law enforcement should care about cruelty cases ie: Link between domestic violence and other violent crimes; how evidence makes or breaks the case.

 

You’ll learn the forms of evidence: pictures- crime scene inspectors or your own, surveillance cameras, veterinary write-ups, weigh ins of animals at time of crime/intake and then before court, heavy chains, embedded collars, necropsies, importance of using

pro animal groups in areas, power of social media, utilizing Crime Stoppers if available, other officers with technology experience, the gathering of paraphernalia associated with cockfighting or dogfighting cases.

 

Two case studies will be discussed: Jamari Davenport cat kicking case and the Augustin Herrera-Gutrierrez/ Jose Rivas Motoya cockfighting case. These cases personified the multiple forms of evidence needed to support the charges and arrests

 

2:40 - 3:35  EST  

Track 1:            No-Kill: The Controversy Continues  

Presenter:          Dr. Jeff Young, DVM, Owner of Planned Pethood Plus and Star of Animal Planet's Rocky Mountain Vet

The controversy of to euthanize or not euthanize has been an ongoing issue. Dr. Young discusses these two options and what is expected of vets and what is a vet’s responsibility.

Track 2:            Georgia’s Animal Cruelty Statute:  In-Depth Examination & Case Examples

Presenter:          Kimberly S. Schwartz, Senior Assistant District Attorney, Chattahoochee Judicial Circuit

An element-by-element examination of Georgia’s felony and misdemeanor cruelty statutes, with special emphasis on case law interpreting the statutory language, and examples of violative behaviors; how to decide what to charge; how to draft your arrest warrant; how to make sure your evidence supports your chosen charges.

3:45 - 4:40 EST   

Track 1:            Zoonotic Disease:  How to Protect Yourself and Animals/Highlights on the Emerging

                     Chaga's Disease Dubbed the "Heartworm of the New Millenium"/Vaccines in the Anti-

                     Vaccine World:  Normal Responses vs. Bad Reactions; One Year vs. Three Year Rabies  

Presenter:          Dr. Jay Tischendorf, DVM, Specialist in zoonotic diseases

It's a wild world out there and those of us who work in animal health and husbandry are at increased risk for many of the countless infectious diseases potentially transmitted by animals. This presentation focuses on key basic strategies to help protect you and the

pet, and also provides some frightening information on an emerging vector-borne disease whose impact is almost certainly going to be profound.

 

Track 2:            Dog Bite Investigations and Case Scenarios

Presenter:          Jim Crosby, Dog Bite Expert 

Uniformity is key in handling dangerous dog cases. These cases pose a serious public safety issue and law enforcement, animal control, prosecutors, judges need to be on the same page when it comes to investigations and convictions. Dispatch, first responders, EMTs, animal shelters, veterinarians, medical staff, and educators all play a role in the prevention of dog bites and execution of cases. Covid 19 has changed our daily lives and these changes have created an increase dog bite case all over the world. This course will focus on: investigations, prosecution, dog assessments, victims remedies, the roles all professional play in these cases and we will touch on police encounters with dogs, avoiding liability, and why the Covid 19 is causing an uptick in dog bites.

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4:50 - 5:45 EST   

Track 1:            Disinfection:  Don't Let Your Disinfection Miss Infection  

Presenter:          Dr. Jay Tischendorf, DVM, Wildlife Biologist, Zoonotic Disease Specialist

The COVID-19 pandemic has accentuated the importance of hygiene and disinfection.  Yet health and medical professionals have known this all along, even if sometimes we minimized or neglected it. This presentation will help get everyone back on track with a

firm fundamental understanding of the role of both cleaning and disinfection and protocols to maximally ensure the safety of our patients and pets as well as ourselves.

Track 2:            Resource Development Strategies in the New Future for Non-Profits - Part 1 

Presenter:        Michelle Long, Owner NP Voice - Fund and Resource Strategies in the New Normal 

How does today's environment impact how we resource social change? Even before the pandemic, many racial inequities, economic and health disparities, and rapid globalization have disrupted the social sector and created gaps in direct and indirect service delivery.

 

To continue to serve mission, adapt to the new normal and prepare for the new future, social sector leaders are working harder than ever -- under more difficult circumstances, with fewer resources and less funding -- to advance change during these very uncertain times. During this workshop, we explore how to provide the resources and funding necessary to support social change, discuss a three-step process in resource planning through a review of thee case studies, and how to construct a resource strategy using the OKR model. 

 

6:00- 6:55 EST     

Track 1:            Resource Development Strategies in the New Future for Non-Profits - Part 2  

Presenter:        Michelle Long, Owner NP Voice - Fund and Resource Strategies in the New Normal

Part 2 of Resource Development Strategies in the New Future for Non-Profits - a continuation of the course from above.

Track 2:            Improving Public Safety By Stopping Animal Cruelty: The Link Between Animal Abuse

                      and Human Violence in a Post Covid World

Presenter:          Phil Arkow, National Link Coalition - the National Resource Center on "The Link Between Animal Abuse

                              and Human Violence.

The LINK Between Animal Abuse and Human Violence) Chair, Animal Abuse & Family Violence Prevention Project, The Latham Foundation Instructor, Animal-Assisted Therapy & Activities, Harcum College Instructor, Animal Abuse and Interpersonal Violence, University of Florida Consultant, ASPCA Mr. Arkow offers a special focus on how the COVID-19 pandemic is increasing the risk of domestic, child, animal, and elder abuse as families hunker down under stay-athome orders. There’s lots of other news, too, about how these four forms of family violence are Linked.

Due to this in-depth course, we decided along with Phil Arkow to make two parts so he could give you a complete presentation and not be rushed or leave anything out. Part 2 will be included in the bonus material which will be emailed to you on Thursday, November 10th.  Remember you can watch any course again or at your leisure up until January 4, 2021.  A special link for each course will be emailed to you on Thursday, November 10th, 2020 and that link will be active until 1/4/2021.

 

7:00 - 7:15 EST         CLOSING ANNOUNCEMENTS AND RAFFLE    

 

Adjourn – THANK YOU and see you tomorrow morning!

Day 2 - Friday, November 6, 2020

 Welcome and Announcements: 9:30 am - 10:00 am EST

Conference 10:00 am - 7:15 pm EST

Virtual Exhibit Hall Now Open
 

9:30 - 10:00 EST     Welcome and Announcements

 

10:00 - 10:55 EST

Track 1:            Emergency Protocols and Disaster: Is Your Organization Prepared for Disaster?  

Presenter:        Patricia Montgomery, Chief Executive Officer, PAWS Humane, Columbus, GA

 

Whether it’s inclement weather, structural fire, a devastating hurricane or act of terrorism, disasters can strike at any time and can happen to anyone – they don’t discriminate. Creating your disaster plan. A guide to building a shelter disaster plan and developing the necessary response capacity for your shelter and community.

Track 2:            Dangerous Dog Cases - Law, Charging, Prosecution and Practical Aspects

Presenter:         Claudine Wilkins, Animal Law Expert, Founder The Animal Protection Society, Animal Law Source

                              and APAW Academy

Understanding the nuances of the criminal and civil laws pertaining to dog attacks. Victim’s rights and dog owner rights, Overview of the Responsible Dog Owner law and the civil dog bite statute, case highlights, top ten things all professionals need to know including avoiding liability.

 

  

11:05 - 12:00 EST     KEYNOTE SPEAKER DR. JAY TICHENDORF, DVM When the COVID-19 Coast Clears,

                            Impacts on the Human Animal Bond, Veterinarians, and the Animals…and Moving Toward

                            the "One Health Movement"  

 

Dr. Tischendorf holds a BS degree in Zoology from Ohio University and a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences (DVM) degree from Colorado State University. He serves as a regional veterinarian with Merck and is based in the Houston area. Dr. Tischendorf specializes emerging and zoonotic disease, anesthesiology, dermatology,and animal cruelty forensics and investigations.

 

Our world has been upended by a tiny microbe. This presentation examines how the pandemic has affected the human-animal bond and the professionals who work in animal health, as well as how it is influencing our awareness of the One Health concept that inextricably unites environmental, animal, and our own health and wellness.

 

12:00 - 12:30 EST     LUNCH BREAK - Announcements and Raffle

 

12:30 - 1:25 EST   

Track 1:            Barn Safety Recommendations to Help Prevent Fires, Approved Methods of Burial. 

Presenter:         Paula Sewell, Animal Protection & Equine Health Senior Inspector, Georgia Department of Agriculture

The presentation will cover Barn Safety to help in the prevention of Barn Fires. State Burial Rules regarding to the disposal of dead animals and approved methods of burial.  Did you know cob webs can be a source to start a fire??

Track 2:            “What to expect when you’re expecting… a subpoena” – How Vets Can Help Achieve

                     Justice in Animal Cruelty Prosecutions Without Fear

Presenter:         Jill Hollander, Chief Senior Assistant District Attorney, Fulton County Georgia

What veterinarians and other professionals should know about the courts systems, which courts do what, the difference between rules violations vs. criminal violation, preparing for court, what to expect inside the courtroom, courtroom decorum, success in the courtroom and tips.

1:35 - 2:15 EST   

Track 1:           Starting a Sanctuary - Rules, Regs and Things You Need To Know 

Presenter:        Carol Buckley, Founder, Elephant Aid International

Join world renowned Elephant advocate and Founder of Elephant Aid International as she talks about starting a sanctuary - how it was and what it entails today, challenges you can expect to encounter, and much more. Carol will also update us on her work abroad in Nepal, her new sanctuary in South Georgia and what’s next for EAI.

 

Track 2:            Seizure to Getting a Conviction - PART 1

Presenter:         Michelle Welch, Senior Assistant Attorney General in the Virginia Attorney General's Office

From the day of the seizure to the courtroom, you must be prepared and leave nothing undone. This session will examine how to successfully build a case for seizure of the animals and for the later criminal charges. We will examine how to make your best case on a variety of different animal cases. From research of perpetrator, to what items to seize and what evidence to bring forward at trial, we will examine what is effective.

 

2:40 - 3:35 EST 

Track 1:           Digital Fundraising and Marketing in the Post Covid World 

Presenter:        Vito Maria, Founder and Owner, The Maria Group

Learn how digital marketing and digital funding can increase awareness and fundraising for your non-profit. With Covid-19, raising funds and awareness for non-profits has changed dramatically. Mr. Maria shares the fundamentals of using digital marketing, social media and more, to help non profits raise much needed funding and awareness.

Track 2:            Seizure to Getting a Conviction - PART 2

Presenter:         Michelle Welch, Senior Assistant Attorney General in the Virginia Attorney General's Office

From the day of the seizure to the courtroom, you must be prepared and leave nothing undone. This session will examine how to successfully build a case for seizure of the animals and for the later criminal charges. We will examine how to make your best case on a variety of different animal cases. From research of perpetrator, to what items to seize and what evidence to bring forward at trial, we will examine what is effective.

 

3:45 - 4:40 EST   

Track 1:           Dark Secrets & Stolen Lives: The Link Between Bestiality and Human Sex Trafficking

Presenter:         M. Jenny Edwards, Criminologist, Subject Matter Expert - What The Dark Web Has To Do With Animals

Bestiality is more than an act of animal cruelty; it’s a form of sexual assault. It happens far more often than most people realize, and is connected to a myriad of other crimes, including child sexual abuse and exploitation. Drawing on actual cases, this session will explore how animals are used in the sexual solicitation, coercion, and trafficking of adults and children. 

Track 2:            What Professionals Should Know When Service Animals Are Involved In A Complaint 

Presenter:         William Goren, Attorney and Service Animal Law Expert  

 

This course discusses the laws, regulations, and guidances dealing with service animals, emotional support animals, and assistance animals. In particular, Mr. Goren will talk about the laws, regulation, and guidances with respect to the ADA, the Air Carrier Access Act, and the Fair Housing Act. Mr. Goren did the same session last year. However, there have been considerable changes in the applicable laws, regulation, and

guidances since last year.

 

4:50- 5:45 EST     

Track 1:           Cross Reporting: Connecting Stakeholders To Combat Animal Cruelty And
                     Interpersonal Violence 

Presenter:      Kathleen Wood, Staff Attorney, Animal Legal Defense Fund

There is a well-documented Link between animal cruelty and other forms of interpersonal violence, particularly intimate partner abuse, child abuse, and elder abuse. As a result, social services workers, veterinarians, law enforcement, and other stakeholders often encounter multiple forms of violence under the same roof. Cross reporting helps facilitate communication between different individuals and agencies, enabling them to identify and intervene in cruelty situations. This session will discuss the importance of cross-reporting, the current laws addressing cross-reporting, and possible aims for the future policy making. 

Track 2:            A Dog's First Year's Strategy for Training Success with Puppies and Adolescent Dogs

Presenter:       Alex Sessa, CPDT-KA, CDBC, VSPDT is the owner and head trainer at Peach on a Leash Dog Training.

                             She is a CCPDT Certified Professional Dog Trainer and an IAABC Certified Dog Behavior Consultant,

                             and has been training dogs professionally for over ten years.  

A dog’s first year is the most critical time in their lives to prevent behavioral issues like fear, aggression, and separation anxiety, and it’s a time that dogs are especially sensitive but are also especially open to learning. 

 

In this presentation, we’ll focus on effective strategies for training and socializing puppies (and how to do both despite COVID), dealing with common puppy problems, and how to set up new puppy parents for success. 

 

We’ll also be covering an often-overlooked topic: adolescence. This is an age in which dogs are often returned or rehomed due to behavioral challenges that are unique to this developmental period, but with the right guidance, we can better support people through this trying phase and keep dogs in their homes.

 

Providing the most up-to-date behavioral information relevant to all sectors of the animal welfare world, this presentation is designed to provide effective training and behavior solutions for puppies and adolescent dogs of all breeds and backgrounds.

 

6:00 - 6:15 EST         CLOSING ANNOUNCEMENTS AND RAFFLE    

                       Liability of Field Operations for Animal Control Officers

Presenter:        Doug Eddins, Founder and Executive Director, American Cruelty Investigations School, Retired Law Enforcement Officer

Due to the recent Hurricane in the Gulf of Mexico, this presenter will not be able to present at this time.  We will be offering an Animal Control Course in its place.  We will inform attendees via email to view the new

course, asap.

 

                      Top 10 Things Animal Cruelty Investigators Need To Know

Presenter:       ​Stephanie Eddins, Sargent at Escambia County Animal Services and Director of Curriculum Development at American Animal Cruelty Investigations School

Due to the recent Hurricane in the Gulf of Mexico, this presenter will not be able to present at this time.  We will be offering an Animal Control Course in its place.  We will inform attendees via email to view the new

course, asap

 

Adjourn – THANK YOU and we hope to see you at our next event!!

WAIT THAT'S NOT ALL! WE HAVE SUCH AMAZING SPEAKERS, WE'VE GOT MORE...

BONUS CLASSES!

 

 

BONUS 1:        Working With Reactive Dogs PART 2*

Presenter:          Victoria Stilwell, VSPDT, APDT, Celebrity Dog Trainer and Behavior Expert, Trainer and reator of It’s Me

                             or the Dog (Animal Planet), Bestselling Author and Founder of Victoria Stilwell Positively, Inc. and the

                             Victoria Stilwell Academy of Dog Training and Behavior

Victoria Stilwell, renowned dog trainer and behavior expert, takes you through the steps

of working with dogs who are reactive. She shares her insights and steps to address

this issue in reactive dogs.

Due to this in-depth course, we decided along with Victoria to make two parts so she could give you a complete presentation and not be rushed or leave anything out. Part 2 will be included in the bonus material which will be emailed to you on Thursday, November 5th.  Remember you can watch any course again or at your leisure up until January 1, 2021.  A special link for each course will be emailed to you on Thurssday, November 5, 2021 and that link will be active until 1/1/2021.

BONUS 2:         Successful Prison Dog Programs

Presenter:         Susan Jacob-Meadows, Founder and Executive Director of Canine CellMates

 Seven years ago Susan started the Canine CellMates Jail Dog Program at the Fulton County Jail in  Georgia. Join Susan as she shares what makes Canine CellMates different from other programs,  challenges, success stories and much more.

                     

BONUS 3:        Animal Cruelty Prosecution Team-Building

Presenter:          Professor Lisa Milot, Associate Professor, UGA School of Law

Over the past few years, UGA Law and Athens-Clarke County have successfully built a local animal cruelty prosecution team, with animal control staff, county and state prosecutors, law enforcement, law students, veterinarians, and local advocates collaborate to prosecute offenses against companion animals. We'd like to help other jurisdictions build similar teams.

BONUS 4:        Enabling Both Animal and Ecosystem Welfare: Build Active Local Community Support and

                     Get In-Court Standing. Understanding the Positive Link Between Animal and Ecosystem

                     Welfare

Presenter:          Mark Grace, President Beyondvia Technologies, Author of eight books on how to build experidigms

Do animals and ecosystems deserve to have a life of full experiences. Historically, most human actions would say no. Animals are property. The current consumption by 7.8 billion people is accelerating the destruction of animals and their related natural ecosystems yet, a simple solution can change this property mindset and save animals. Individuals and corporations have "human rights" from the Bill of Rights. Similar to corporations, groups of people along with animals and ecosystems can organize as legal experidigm

groups and garner rights similar to people in corporations. See how to create experidigm groups and get rights for local animals and ecosystems. Become an active Applied Experidigm Zone participant, supporting local animals.

BONUS 5:         Legislative Update

Presenter:          Andy Lord, Principle Lobbyist, Non-Profits

This session will examine and garner feedback on the legislative and policy agenda for animal welfare in the upcoming 2021 legislative session in Georgia. This will include specific legislation that we intend to introduce as well as legislation that we will try to defeat (such as horse racing). We will also discuss specific strategies, including bill design, media messages and a coordinated grassroots strategy in achieving our goals. We will also discuss the quickly evolving composition of the Georgia General Assembly

and how those changes may advantage or disadvantage our goals.

BONUS 6:        Mercy's Kennel: The Documentary (Free View of the Documentary)

Presenter:         Tracy Bishop, Executive Producer, Hood Puppy Productions 

G.K. Simpson is a former dog breeder who takes viewers into a world where money talks, pit bulls are currency and the media perpetuate many of the stereotypes maligning this misunderstood breed. Mercy's Kennel explores the economic backdrop to what is commonly called "backyard breeding" to show how poverty and lack of education are at the root of pet overpopulation and animal abuse in many underserved areas around the country.

To illustrate the plight of the pit bull, G.K. and former breeder Byron Haygood (B. Good) interview shelter officials, rescue groups, breeders, dog fighters and everyday people on the street. Our story takes a tragic turn when G.K.'s childhood friend, Matthew Hardeman, is brutally murdered. G.K. and Matt's brother, Mickey (Snoop), search for solutions to the violence of poverty paralyzing so many inner-city communities, and their quest inevitably leads them back behind bars to more dogs...and people in need of rescue.

 

The parallels drawn between pit bulls and people are unmistakable, unintentional and completely unavoidable. Ultimately, Mercy's Kennel is a story about redemption and salvation that transcends race, culture and economics to present a compelling look at the

challenges facing pit bulls...and people living in an increasingly hostile world. As Mahatma Gandhi once said, “The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.” We think the jury is still out on that one.

BONUS 7:        Hoarding Animals - Disrupting the Cycle 

Presenter:          Emily Lews, Senior Staff Attorney, Animal Legal Defense Fund

                              Linda Fielder, Animal Cruelty Investigations Consultant

Hoarding is one of the most egregious forms of animal cruelty, affecting tens of thousands of animals – mostly cats and dogs – in communities nationwide. Hoarders keep abnormally large numbers of animals for whom they do not provide even the most basic care. In this course you will learn statistics, who hoards animals and why, how hoarding affects communities, what can be done from a legal standpoint to stop or prevent hoarding, why animal hoarding is difficult to prosecute, notable successes in the fight against hoarding, how to spot a hoarder and what you can do to help.

BONUS 8:        Tips and Tricks of Grant Writing - The Ins and Out For Non-Profits  

Presenter:         Michelle Long, Owner and CEO of NP Voice​

During this special bonus session, we discuss the “tricks and treats” of grant writing. The facilitator creatively offers tips for successful grant proposals and cautions against common pitfalls that sabotage grant win success. 

BONUS 9:       Community Interventions to Reduce Neglect and Abuse

Presenter:        Professor Lisa Milot, Associate Professor, UGA School of Law

                            Drew Hedin, Outreach Coordinator

Description of an intervention in Athens-Clarke County targeted at the areas from which disproportionate numbers of physically and socially neglected dogs are impounded at Athens-Clarke County Animal Services, with information on including other jurisdictions in the program.

BONUS 10:      Wildlife Law

Presenter:         David Rosengard, Senior Staff Attorney, animal Legal Defense Fund

Learn the how wildlife law differs from other animal law, barriers faced when invoking

federal protections for wildlife in a courtroom, issues related to standing in the context

of the National Environmental Policy Act, Animal Welfare Act, Endangered Species Act,

and Wilderness Act for native, endangered, and captive wildlife.

BONUS 11:      Georgia Covid-19 Pet Food Distribution

Presenter:         Bill Garst, Representative, Fix Georgia Pets

Bill gives an update on Georgia Covid-19 Pet Food Distribution in Georgia and how you can set up a pet food distribution force of your own.

BONUS 12:      Improving Public Safety By Stopping Animal Cruelty: The Link Between Animal Abuse

                     and Human Violence in a Post Covid World. PART 2

Presenter:          Phil Arkow, National Link Coalition - the National Resource Center on "The Link Between Animal Abuse

                              and Human Violence.

The LINK Between Animal Abuse and Human Violence) Chair, Animal Abuse & Family Violence Prevention Project, The Latham Foundation Instructor, Animal-Assisted Therapy & Activities, Harcum College Instructor, Animal Abuse and Interpersonal Violence, University of Florida Consultant, ASPCA Mr. Arkow offers a special focus on how the COVID-19 pandemic is increasing the risk of domestic, child, animal, and elder abuse as families hunker down under stay-athome orders. There’s lots of other news, too, about how these four forms of family violence are Linked.

All bonus material will be available on November 10th and you will receive an email with log-in information on November 10th. Remember you can watch any course again or at your leisure up until January 4, 2021.  A special link for each course will be emailed to you on Thursday, November 10th, 2020 and that link will be active until 1/4/2021.

       

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