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Great Lakes Animal Welfare Conference

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FireKeepers Casino Hotel

11177 East Michigan Avenue

Battle Creek, MI 49014

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Don’t miss the 15th Annual Great Lakes Animal Welfare Conference presented by the Michigan Humane Society!

The region’s largest annual animal welfare training and networking event takes place in one central location – the enchanting FireKeepers Casino Hotel in Battle Creek, Michigan.

This year, our theme is One Team, One Goal. We’re proud to welcome keynote speaker, Britney Wallesch, Founder and Executive Director of Black Dog Animal Rescue, a foster-based dog and cat rescue headquartered in Cheyenne, WY. Started ten years ago in her apartment, BDAR has grown to the largest companion pet rescue in the state of Wyoming.

Britney is a contributing author to the Humane Society of the United States’ Best Practices for Rescue Groups manual, an Executive member of the Society of Animal Welfare Administrators, and has been featured on the TedX stage with her talk “No-Kill – A phrase that inspired change, yet continues to divide,’ which can be found on YouTube. She has a B.S. in animal science and zoology from the University of Wyoming and a Masters of Nonprofit Management from Regis University. In 2017, Britney was recognized by the Wyoming Business Alliance as the Woman of Influence in the Non-profit Sector for the State of Wyoming.

Britney shares her home with her husband Johnny and their 9 year old son, Cameron. Together they have four dogs and three cats (occupational hazard). Outside of work, Britney serves on the board of directors for the Wyoming Nonprofit Network and trains both herself and other athletes at a local CrossFit gym.

There’s more!

For two days, conference attendees are immersed in sessions, events, and the latest research, theories and program applications. Participants include frontline caregivers, animal fosters, veterinarians, board members, volunteers and more looking to learn and connect with colleagues from across the region.

Society of Animal Welfare Administrators Leadership Track

We are excited to announce that we are partnering with the Society of Animal Welfare Administrators (SAWA) once again. SAWA will be sponsoring a Leadership Track at the conference.

For more information about SAWA, please visit sawanetwork.org.

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11177 East Michigan Avenue

Battle Creek, MI 49014

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