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2022 AGENDA

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2022 APAW Expo Agenda

Day 1 - Friday, October 21, 2022 
 Registration: 6:30 am - 7:30 am EST
Conference 7:30 am - 4:30 pm EST
Exhibit Hall Now Open 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

6:30 - 7:30 EST       Registration

 

7:30 - 9:10 EST

Track 1:           Welcome, Trends, Local Government Animal Emergency Fund (new law), Investigating Dog Attacks 

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

                           and APAW Academy

                          James Crosby, Canine Aggression Consulting, LLC, Dog Bite Expert

9:10 - 9:35 EST      Break  (Skelton Prefunction Area)  

9:35 - 11:15 EST

Track 1:             Dog Fighting: See a dog fighting ring/scene, deep dive into a real case, investigating, prosecuting

                       and more. 

Presenter:        Jack Browning,  District Attorney

Track 2:            Veterinarian Assistance to Law Enforcement and Local Agencies - dog fighting, hoarding
                      cases, cruelty cases and more.

Presenter:          James Crosby, Canine Aggression Consulting, LLC, Dog Bite Expert

Track 3:            Community Cat Complaint Mitigation: Targeted for animal control officers and shelter workers

                      who deal with complaints about community cats.

Presenter:         Nick Walton, National Shelter Support Manager, Best Friends

 

11:15 - 12:45 EST  LUNCH BREAK - On your own at over 25 venues at Avalon

 

12:45 - 2:30 EST   

Track 1:           Law Enforcement Encounters with dogs; What you should know and how you avoid an altercation

                     or casualty.  

Presenter:         James Crosby, Canine Aggression Consulting, LLC, Dog Bite Expert

Track 2:            Canine Officer Dies in Shelter, Why?; Emergency disease case study of Leptosporisis

                      inside a Georgia county shelter.

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

Track 3:            Big Dogs: Maximizing Life-Saving by Taking an Enrichment Approach

Presenter:        Katie Corbett, Director of Shelter Operations, Humane Society of Northeast Georgia

2:30 - 3:30 EST     Break  (Skelton Prefunction Area & Exhibit Hall)

3:30 - 4:30 EST   

Track 1:           Animal Cruelty Statute, Report Writing - Georgia's Title IV Provisions (impounds, hearings, search

                     warrants vs inspection warrants).  

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

Track 2:            Reducing Hold Times for Animals Seized as Evidence, Cost of Animal Care Bond and Disposal actions.

Presenter:       Joan Gutermuth, Attorney, Former Animal Services Officer

Track 3:            Rethinking Your Adoption Process to Inspire, Empower and Inform

Presenter:         Chandler Giddes, Executive Director of Thomasville Humane Society

                          and Carrie Ducote, National Director, Shelter Collaborative Program, Best Friends Animal Society

Adjourn – THANK YOU and see you tomorrow morning!

Day 2 - Saturday, October 22, 2022

 Registration: 6:30 am - 7:30 am EST

Conference 8:00 am - 4:30 pm EST

Exhibit Hall Now Open 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
 

7:00 - 8:00 EST       Registration

8:00 - 9:40 EST

Track 1:           Animal Cruelty Investigations 

Presenter:       Mike Perkins, Director, Animal Cruelty Investigations, Atlanta Humane Society

Track 2:            Rabies: What is it? How Can you spot rabies? What does a proper quarantine look like? How do you

                      handle a rabies case, and other things you need to know when you encounter rabies in companion

                      animals, wild animals or in your shelter or rescue.

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

Track 3:            America's Animal Welfare System is Broken and What We Can Do About It: A deep dive into issues of

                      Equity, Disparity and Access

Presenter:        Aaron Fisher, Founder Rescue Dog Cafe

    

9:40 - 10:10 EST      Break    

10:10 - 11:50 EST

Track 1:            When Rescues Need to be Rescued: Animal rescues and nonprofit organizations provide valuable

                      resources to the success of any modern-day animal services department. However, what happens when

                      the rescue is the problem. Rescues are often the subject of alleged neglect. If the rescue fails to meet

                      the needs of the animals entrusted to their care, animal control officers step in. This session will focus

                      on the investigation and response to rescues gone awry.   

Presenter:        Adam Leath, Director, Volusia County Animal Services

Track 2:            The Importance of Education for Vets, Law Enforcement and Animal Control Officers, especially in

                      rural areas; What to do in abuse cases and how to promote change in these rural areas.

Presenter:        Barbara Bruigom, Founder and President, Rescue Ranch

Track 3:            Large Dog Marketing - Shelters need help moving large breeds, adult dogs. Focus on

                      adoption specials, writing descriptions, taking photos, utilizing dog day out programs, etc. 

Presenter:        Nick Mottola, Development and Marketing Director at Thomasville-Thomas County Humane Society.

11:50 - 1:20 EST  LUNCH BREAK - On your own at over 25 venues at Avalon

 

1:20 - 3:00 EST   

Track 1:           Field Operations and Liability for Animal Control Officers and Law Enforcement and Psychological

                     Profiles of Animal Hoarders 

Presenter:      Doug Eddins, Founder and Executive Director, American Cruelty Investigations School

Track 2:            Animal, Elderly and Child Abuse, How they all connect and the roles of Veterinarians, Law

                     Enforcement Officers, Animal Control Officers and Rescues.

                      to Rescues can play a part. 

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

Track 3:           What A Good Shelter Looks Like:  Parameters that make up a good animal shelter. 

Presenter:       Jason Smith, Program Manager, Companion Animal/Equine Section, GA Dept. of Agriculture and

                        Nissa Bame, Inspector, GA Dept. of Agriculture

3:00 - 3:30 EST     Break  (Skelton Prefunction Area & Exhibit Hall)

3:30 - 4:30 EST   

Track 1:           Top 10 Things Animal Cruelty Investigators and Law Enforcement Need To Know  

Presenter:       Stephanie Eddins, Director of Curriculum Development, American Cruelty Investigations School

Track 2:            Veterinarians and the Law

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

                           and APAW Academy

Track 3:            Fundraising 101 – Grants, donor engagement, digital fundraising, corporate partnerships, etc.  

Presenter:       Trish Colbert, Best Friends

4:30 EST                 AJOURN 

THANK YOU FOR ATTENDING THE 23RD ANNUAL APAW EXPO! 

SEE YOU NEXT YEAR!