Michigan Pet Fund Alliance  invites you to register for the 2018 Getting to the Goal conference & Best Friends Midwest Regional Leadership Summit being held at the  Radisson Plaza Hotel at Kalamazoo Center on Thursday and Friday  September 27-28. 

Join shelter, rescue, animal control and welfare workers, volunteers, policy makers, and compassionate community members to learn ways to save lives in your community. 

Hear presentations by speakers from national animal welfare organizations including Best Friends Animal Society and Fear Free.  Be inspired by success stories and strategies from Michigan shelter staff, rescue groups, and advocates.

Registration for the 2-day conference includes:   

* Nine break-out sessions of your choice 
Dr. Marty Becker lunch keynote Thursday: Fear Free for Shelters Program
* Michigan Pet Fund Alliance Shelter Awards presentation at lunch Friday 
* Snack and beverage breaks 
Beer and Pretzels informal roundtables led by speakers
* Networking
* Exhibitor showcase
* Raffle prizes

Optional additional events ( limited space, register early):
Animal CPR and First Aid 
* Shuttle to SPCA of Southwest Michigan tour with Kalamazoo highlights

Early registration fee is $130 for both days or $65 for one day. Certified Rescue organization members are  eligible  for a registration discount. 

A block of rooms is reserved at the Radisson for $135 per night plus 11% tax (up to 4 people per room). To get this discounted rate, call (269) 343-3333 and ask for " Getting to the Goal 2018" block. 

Kalamazoo pet-friendly hotels are  here .

Schedule and session topics are here

Register here.                

Exhibitor information   is  here.

Sponsorship information is  here

Contact  conference@michiganpetfund.org or 877-387-7257 with any questions.

Full conference details are  here

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Thank you to the following supporters: 

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petco foundation

Maddie's Fund

About Michigan Pet Fund Alliance 
The single mission of Michigan Pet Fund Alliance is to stop the killing of healthy and treatable homeless cats and dogs in Michigan shelters. 
MPFA is an all-volunteer organization collaborating with shelter and rescue organizations to achieve No Kill through training, technical  assistance,
 education and advocacy.
For more information: 
877-FUR-PALS  (877-387-7257)
Michigan Pet Fund Alliance is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization as defined by the IRS (EIN 20-0399162) and is a Guidestar Exchange Gold Participant.  Contributions are tax deductible. 
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