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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), and Investigating

                   Dog Attacks 

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

                       and APAW Academy and James CrosbyCanine 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:        Claudine Wilkins: Attorney, Animal Law Expert, Founder The Animal Protection Society,

                         Animal Law Source and APAW Academy

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:           Multi-animal Cases; Prepping before you go in, management of the crime scene, triage, delegating on

                     scene, capturing and organizing evidence, collateral agencies, movement of animals, vetting, follow up

                     with agencies, prosecutor and resources"

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:            Marketing Dogs: Large, small and everything in between.  How marketing saves lives and

                      why marketing is important.

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 Cruelty and Coercive Control: How animal professionals can save lives by

                     understanding the warning signs of abuse against humans and animals.

Presenter:       Jill Hollander, Deputy District Attorney, Fulton County, Georgia

Track 3:           The Do's and Don'ts for Municipal & Private Shelters; including rescues 

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:            Next Level Fundraising Strategies for Small to Mid Sized Animal Shelters: Strategies

                      from "Big Dog" Institutions  

Presenter:       Cheryl McCormick, Ph.D., CFRM, Chief Executive Officer, Athens Humane Society

4:30 EST                 AJOURN 

THANK YOU FOR ATTENDING THE 23RD ANNUAL APAW EXPO! 

SEE YOU NEXT YEAR!