2022 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:

2022 APAW Expo Agenda

Day 1 - Friday, October 21, 2022 

 Registration: 6:30 am - 7:30 am EST

Conference 7:30 am - 4:20 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); 
                     James Crosby 1hr: Investigating Dog Attacks 

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

                             and APAW Academy

                             James Crosby: 

    

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

9:35 - 11:15 EST

Track 1:           Dog Fighting, How to notice a dog fighting ring, investigating, prosecuting and more. 

Presenter:         District Attorney Jack Browning

Track 2:            Veterinarian assistance to Law Enforcement and local agencies - dog fighting, hoarding
                      cases, cruelty cases and more.

Presenter:          James Crosby

Track 3:            Topic To Be Announced 

Presenter:          Atlanta Humane Society

Track 4:            Community Cat Complaint Mitigation: Targeted for ACOs and Shelter Workers who deal

                      with the public complaining about community cats.

Presenter:          Nick Walton, 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, How you can avoid

                     a altercation or a casualty.  

Presenter:         James Crosby

Track 2:            Canine officer dies in shelter, why?; Emergency disease case study of Leptosporisis

                      inside a Georgia county shelter.

Presenter:          Jay Tischendorf, DVM

Track 3:            Reducing hold times for animals seized as evidence, Cost of Animal Care Bond

                      and Disposal Actions 

Presenter:          Joan Gutermuth

Track 4:            Reducing hold times for animals seized as evidence, Cost of Animal Care Bond

                      and Disposal Actions 

Presenter:          Joan Gutermuth

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

3:30 - 4:20 EST   

Track 1:           Cock Fighting: search and seizure, search warrants, investigations and roles of

                     each party involved.  

Presenter:         Doug Bridges

Track 2:            Legislative Update and How to pass laws in Georgia.

Presenter:          Andy Lord

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

Track 4:            Open Adoptions – Focus on the barriers to adoption – home checks, vet checks,

                      waiting periods, etc. Chandler and I could do this one.

Presenter:          Chandler Giddes, Chandler Giddes, Executive Director of Thomasville Humane Society

                              and Carrie Ducote, Best Friends

4:20 - 5:00 EST     Enjoy Time in the Exhibit Hall

 

Adjourn – THANK YOU and see you tomorrow morning!

Day 2 - Saturday, October 22, 2022

 Registration: 6:30 am - 7:30 am EST

Conference 7:30 am - 4:20 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:           Making Your Case Making Your Case (Crime Scenes, including multi-animal impounds

                     and documentation) - Reasons that law enforcement should care about cruelty cases ie:

                     Link between domestic violence and other violent crimes; how evidence makes or breaks

                     the case.  

Presenter:         Amy Soaldner

Track 2:            Rabies: What is it, How can you spot rabies, 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. What does a proper quarantine look like? 

Presenter:          Jay Tischendorf, DVM

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

                      removing breed labels, adoption specials, writing descriptions, taking photos, utilizing

                      dog day out programs, etc. 

Presenter:          Speaker to be announced, Best Friends

    

9:40 - 10:10 EST      Break    

10:10 - 11:50 EST

Track 1:            Animal Cruelty Statute, Report writing - Georgia’s Title IV Provisions (impounds,

                      hearings, search warrants vs. inspection warrants) 

Presenter:         Kimberly Schwartz

Track 2:            Topic to be Announced

Presenter:          Adam Leath, NACA

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

                     partnerships, etc. 

Presenter:          Speaker to be Announced, Best Friends

Track 4:            Topic to be Announced 

Presenter:          Speaker to be Announced

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.  

Presenter:         Doug Eddins

Track 2:            Value of Dogs in People's Lives

Presenter:          John Thompson

Track 3:            Topic to be Announced 

Presenter:          Barbara Brigom

Track 4:            Topic to be Announced 

Presenter:          Speaker to be Announced

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

3:30 - 4:20 EST   

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

Presenter:         Stephanie Eddins

Track 2:            TBD

Presenter:          To be determined

Track 3:            How Media Can Help or Hurt…. TV versus Social Media 

Presenter:          Rebecca Linstrom, News Reporter

Track 4:            Veterinarians and the Law 

Presenter:          Claudine Wilkins

4:20 - 5:00 EST     Enjoy Time in the Exhibit Hall

Adjourn – THANK YOU and See You Next Year!