The Indiana Animal Welfare Conference brings animal welfare professionals and volunteers together for a full day of learning and networking. Pet Friendly Services hosted the inaugural conference in 2018. After a COVID-19 hiatus, the conference returned to continued success in 2023. Resources from the 2023 Indiana Animal Welfare Conference are below.
Primo Banquet Hall
2615 National Avenue Indianapolis, IN 46227
Save the Date! The 2024 Indiana Animal Welfare Conference will be held on March 30, 2024.
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2024 Conference Speakers - Coming Soon!
2023 Conference Materials
Pet Friendly Services – Programs & Strategies Cheri Storms – Executive Director, Pet Friendly Services of Indiana
A One-Health Approach to Animal Welfare –Dr. Aria Peavy – Public Vet
Technology Solutions to Engage Your Community to Find Fosters & Volunteers and Help Reduce Shelter Intake –Chris Roy – Founder & President, Doobert
Training, Resources & Legal Updates for Indiana Animal Welfare Investigators – Hannah Fisher, Animal Welfare Operations Director, State Board of Public Health
Keynote Speaker: Mental Fitness for Animal Welfare Professionals & Advocates – Kimble Richardson, M.S., LMHC, LCSW, LMFT, LCAC Manager, Business Development and Referrals, Community Health Network – Behavioral Health (Coming Soon!)
Shelter Strategies Panel
- Virgil Sauder – Director, City of Bloomington Animal Care & Control
- Kendall Paul – CEO, Vanderburgh Humane Society
- Jane Weatherford – Treasurer, Brown County Humane Society
- Sharon Dull – Crystal Creek Kennels, North Central Indiana S&N (Tippecanoe Co.)
Vet Shortage & Creative Solutions
Expediting Adoptions to Save More Dogs – Kendall Paul – CEO, Vanderburgh Humane Society
Cat Cafés – Increasing Exposure & Adoptions