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2018 Online Cat Conference
January 26-28, 2018
Community Cats, the popular weekly podcast for those empowered to help cats in their community, has announced the first inaugural Online Cat Conference. The virtual symposium dedicated to felines — and the humans who love and care for them — will take place January 26-28, 2018 and cater to everyone, from those who have dedicated their lives to community cats, to others who simply want to learn more about the organization. Tickets are $75 and available now at

Emancipet New School
January 18-19: Beyond Spay/Neuter: Why You Need a Low-Cost Healthy Pet Clinic & How to Build It
January 25-26: Turn Up the Volume: Safely Increasing Clinic Efficiency & Capacity
March 23-24: Veterinarian to Leader: Leadership Skills for Medical Directors  
June 25-26: Next Generation Leadership: Skills for Emerging Leaders
July 9-10: Veterinarian to Leader: Leadership Skills for Medical Directors
August 27-28: More Money, More Mission: Creating a Culture of Philanthropy
October 25-26: Next Generation Leadership: Skills for Emerging Leaders
October 29-30: Veterinarian to Leader: Leadership Skills for Medical Directors
Contact Info: or 512-587-7729 x 7024
For more info:

Association of Professional Humane Educators (APHE) National Humane Education Conference
April 2018 – Dates coming soon

CFHS 2018 National Animal Welfare Conference
April 2018 – Dates coming soon

Texas Unites for Animals Conference
April 2018 – Dates coming soon
Austin, Texas

Prairie States Animal Welfare Conference
June 2018 - Dates, location and registration to be advised

6th International Symposium on Non-Surgical Contraceptive Methods of Pet Population Control
July 22-24, 2018 - Boston, MA

Join scientists, academics, veterinarians, animal welfare advocates, students and more from all over the globe for an inspiring two+ day conference in downtown Boston, MA.  Learn, discuss and network with innovators about most promising advances to transform cat and dog welfare by inventing new ways to prevent unwanted litters and ways to use new and existing tools in the field.
Please see for more information and sign up for ACC&D’s e-newsletter to know when registration opens.

The Academy of Prosocial Learning offers the Certified Humane Education Specialist credentialing program. The program consists of five courses and can be completed virtually. Graduates become members of the Humane Educator Registry.

Association of Pet Dog Trainers Webinars
APDT presents a wide variety of topics and speakers on dog training and industry related information.  Webinars are 90 minutes and can be attended live or via recording.
For details and to register

Association of Shelter Veterinarians
Guidelines for Standards of Care in Animal Shelters Webinar Series
Learn more about the Guidelines and the webinar series.

Professional E-Learning Calendar - Most Pre-Approved for CAWA CEs
Find out more or register

Anti-Cruelty On-line Courses  - Pre-Approved for CAWA CEs

The Homes for Horses Coalition provides resources for equine welfare professionals and promotes growth, collaboration and professionalism in the equine rescue, sanctuary and protection community.

Humane College, Inc., a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to providing educational and professional development opportunities to individuals who work or volunteer in animal sheltering, offers a free monthly webinar along with a traveling workshop series which brings training to 12-18 select cities per year.   

Humane Society Academy  - Humane Society Academy (HSA), a department of The Humane Society of the United States, offers a variety of development opportunities for professionals and volunteers in the field of animal protection. Online offerings include self-paced and instructor-led courses, credentialing programs, and webinars.

Open Colleges Companion Animal Services
Certificate IV in Companion Animal Services /Accredited Vocational Online Training

Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Los Angeles (spcaLA) Animal Safety Net (ASN)™ domestic violence program (tools and information necessary to start a program for the pets of domestic violence survivors) is available for download, free-of-charge for shelters. Click here. Animal Abuse = Domestic Abuse: Help survivors at your shelter.

Thompson Rivers University, Faculty of Science, Animal Welfare Certificate Program -  Jointly developed by Thompson Rivers University and British Columbia Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals

Industry Information

2016 Michelson Found Animals Saving Pets Challenge: $150,000 in Cash Grant Prizes
Apply today at Saving Pets Challenge Site: Fundraising begins soon!

Hill’s Food, Shelter & Love® Program Open in Canada.
Partner Program accessible to eligible animal shelters that are not already benefiting from the current Hill’s Food, Shelter & Love® program.
Partner Level Benefits:

  • Enables shelter pets to enjoy the benefits of Hill’s® Science Diet® nutrition consistently 365 days a year
  • Obtain exclusive discounts on Hill’s® Science Diet® nutrition to feed your shelter pets
  • Access our exclusive resources for your shelter and staff on our dedicated website
  • Offer your new adopters exclusive Hill’s® Science Diet® offers

For more information on eligibility and application, log onto HillsPet.CA/Shelters.


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