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The APAW Expo has been uniting all facets of animal welfare together under one roof to provide education from experts, speakers and educators from across the nation for over 25 years. This is an opportunity to connect with like-minded people, to share information, learn the latest in animal welfare and make "change" happen.

The APAW Expo provides a legal track, law enforcement track, and animal shelter/rescue track, highlighting the importance of collaboration of agencies for success in investigating and prosecuting animal cruelty cases.  

APAW Expo is the perfect event for the following:

• Prosecutors, Civil Attorneys, Judges & Lawmakers

• Law Enforcement Officers

• State and Federal Emergency Management Agencies and Health Inspectors

• Animal Control Officers, Department of Agriculture & Other Regulatory Inspectors

• Veterinarians, Vet Techs

• Equine Specialists, Equine Inspectors, Experts and Holding Facilities

• Shelter and Rescue/Foster Professionals

• Animal Behaviorists and Training Professionals

• Pet Industry Leaders

• Public Safety Professionals, Teachers, Realtors and Social Workers

• Domestic Violence, Child/Elder Protection, and Violence Interceptors

• Animal Welfare Advocates

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 



Opportunities to earn continuing education credits and a course completion certification to add to your resume are available to: (# of credits to be posted soon)

  • Hours for Attorneys. (Including 4 Ethics hours and 4 Trial hours)Georgia Bar rules require each attorney wishing to receive CLE credit must pay $4.00 per course that you attend. This fee is passed on directly to the GA Bar and is separate from our registration fee. Confirmations and payment will be collected onsite and submitted to the GA Bar.

  • LEAP for legal education veterinarians, requested (Vets/Vet Techs) 

  • POST Hours for Law Enforcement Officers  
    IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR POST CREDIT -  You must sign in at the registration table each morning and provide your okey number.  (POST no longer charges per course)

  • NACA Hours (National Animal Control Association) All conference courses are approved for NACA CEUs as consistent with the CEU policy.”(Conference In-Person10 CEUs per year with Proof of attendance/Certificate of Completion)

  • Certificate of Course Completion (All attendees will receive onsite)

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