The Western States No Kill Conference takes place from

9am - 6pm on Saturday, March 22, 2014.  The 2 day post conference Playing for Life seminar and physical demo/training with shelter dogs presented by Aimee Sadler being held for conference attendees and others takes place March 23 - 24, 2014 in Santa Fe, NM.

 

 

Saturday, March 22:

Ellen Jefferson, DVM, Executive Director of Austin Pets Alive!:

Medical Treatment for Cats and Dogs on a Shoestring Budget (Followed by Q+A)

 

 

Aimee Sadler, Director of Training and Behavior at Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation and Founder of Dogs Playing for Life: Saving Shelter Dogs - Increasing Quality of Life, Assessment, and Adoption Matching

(Followed by Q+A)

 

 

Co-Presenters - Ellen Jefferson, DVM, Executive Director of Austin Pets Alive! and Aimee Sadler, Director of Training and Behavior at Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation:

Saving More Lives Through Cooperative Medical and Behavioral Partnerships

 
The truth is that shelter medical and behavioral programs often times run interference with one another. What typically attends to herd health management best will often times contribute to behavioral deterioration.  Similarly, attending to their behavioral needs ideally will often times wreak havoc on medical best practices. When does one defer to the other to best serve the whole animal? Hear from two of animal welfare’s most successful life-saving experts and how they envision the merging of critical medical and behavioral programs in shelters of all different levels of intake and function to best serve the animals.

(Followed by Q+A)

 

 

Group Presentation - New Mexico Pets Alive! (NMPA!) staff/volunteers/fosters:

Growing a Grassroots Animal Foster Network: A Young Organization's Perspective - What's Worked and What Hasn't Worked for NMPA! Over the Past 3 Years

(Followed by Q+A)

 

 

Sunday, March 23 and Monday, March 24 in Santa, Fe, NM:

Playing for Life Seminar and Training with Aimee Sadler for conference attendees, assisted by Sara Thompson (national team member, Dogs Playing for Life).