Conference 2014 Schedule


2014 Annual Welfare and Care Conference at the Ocean Place Resort & Spa, Long Branch, NJ

Thursday, March 13th Pre-Conference Workshop

2:00 pm  – 6:00 pm:

Train to Adopt Workshop

Friday, March 14th, 2014 Workshops

8:00 am - 8:45 am

Registration & Breakfast

8:45 am – 10:15 am:

Make a Difference with Mobile Adoptions - Todd Cramer, PetSmart Charities

Animal Protection 101 ACO’s ACI’a and HLEO’s: Who We Are and How We Can Help - John Saccenti, CDI,      Rick Yokum, NJSPCA,  Mike Melchionne, NJACOA

When They Hop and Fly, Caring for Rabbits and Birds in the Shelter - Denise Kelly, Cindy Stutts

10:30 am – 12:00 pm:

All the World is a Litter Box - Dr. Bryan Langlois, DVM

NJ Shelter Regulations - Colin Campbell

A Second Chance for Fearful Dogs - Kristen Collins, ASPCA

12:00 pm - 2:00 pm:

Welcoming Remarks

Scott McVay Unity Award Presentation

2 pm – 3:30 pm:

How to Recognize Dog Fighting - Janette Reever, HSUS

Creating a Successful “Friends of” Group - Geoff Goyette, Edison Twp  Animal Shelter,
Kathy Healey, Somerset Regional

Handling Wildlife Calls - Dr. Karen Dashfield, Antler Ridge

3:30 pm - 3:45 pm: Coffee Break

3:45 pm – 5:15 pm:

Model Programs for Outdoor Cats in Coastal NJ - Pam Ward, Aileen Walden, Alley Cat Allies

Can’t We all Just Get Along -  Jane Hoffman, Jodi Jones

Practical Pet First Aid - Geoff Goyette, Edison Twp. Animal Shelter

Leadership Forum - Debra Bresch, Moderator, ASPCA

5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Exhibit Hall Open – Evening Reception with Live Entertainment

Saturday, March 15th, 2014 Workshops:

8:00 am - 8:45 am

Registration & Breakfast

8:45 am - 10:15 am

Animal Welfare Statutes - William Zaorski

Is That Cat Feral?  Tips and Myths about Feral Cat Behavior  - Dr. Laurie Garrison, ASPCA

Mutts on the Mend - Pia Silvani, St. Hubert’s Animal Welfare Center

10:30 noon - 12:00 pm

Enrichment for Dogs - Pia Silvani, St. Hubert’s Animal Welfare Center

The Power of Together with Petco

Expanding the Impact: Community TNR  - Bryan Kortis, PetSmart Charities

12:00 pm - 2:00 pm:

Keynote Presentation

Hero & Junior Hero Awards

AWFNJ Treasurer’s Report

2pm – 3:30 pm

Surrender Prevention - Lanie Anton, ASPCA

Celebrating the Underdog: Beyond the Breed - Kim Wolf

One Man Band Guide to Fundraising - Erika Mathews, St. Hubert’s

3:30 pm - 3:45 pm: Coffee Break

3:45 pm – 5:15 pm:

•Sustainable Jersey’s Animals in the Community Program and You

Compassion Fatigue and Burnout: Create Balance in your Life to Help More animals - Linda Harper

Stopping Cruelty Before it Starts- Colleen Doherty, ASPCA



Schedule and Speakers are Subject to Change