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Registration closes Wednesday September 19 @ 11:59 PM ET

Michigan Pet Fund Alliance's 2018 No Kill conference,  Getting to the Goal, will be held September 27-28 in  Kalamazoo at the  Radisson Plaza Hotel

Sessions include: 

The Benefits of Coalition and Steering Committees -  Marc Peralta & Tawny Hammond, Best Friends Animal Society

Breaking the Breed Label Habit Kristen Auerbach, Pima Animal Services

The Care and Feeding of Staff and Volunteers -   Dr. Linda Harper

Cat Adoptions from Zero to Infinity! Monica Frenden, Austin Pets Alive!

Cat Enrichment in the Shelter: Turn Down the Stress and Turn Up the Feline Fun Pam Johnson-Bennett      

Cats Scratch: Here's How to Keep Them in Their Homes Anyway  - Dr. Theresa DePorter, Fear Free

The Decision to Kill for Behavior: Policy and Protocol Kristen Auerbach, Pima Animal Services 

Decoding Data: Using Your Stats to Save Lives Nikki Kelley, Best Friends Animal Society

Developing Plans and Addressing Issues - MPFA Assistance Deborah Schutt and Lisa Rabine, Michigan Pet Fund Alliance 

Diversion Programs: Innovative Approaches that Keep Animals Out of Shelters - Jen Clarkson, Dog Aide and Kelly McLaughlin, Bark Nation

Empathy for the Fearful, Worried, or Anxious Dog  - Dr. Theresa Porter, Fear Free

Free Free Husbandry in the Shelter Setting -  Dr. Cynthia Delany, UC Davis, Koret Shelter Medicine Program  

Fear Free Training in the Shelter Setting  - Dr. Cynthia Delany, UC Davis, Koret Shelter Medicine Program  

Feral Kittens: More Than KMR  (Kitten Milk Replacer) - Tabitha Kucera, Fear Free Certified Professional

How Does Your Rescue Measure Up? Best Practices for Home-based Rescue Organizations Courtney Protz-Sanders, Paws for Life Rescue

How to Conduct Conversational Adoptions (Role Play Session ) - Katie Timber, SPCA of Southwest Michigan; Tanya Hilgendorf, Humane Society of Huron Valley

How to Powerfully and Effectively Leverage Volunteers Pat Guerrero and José Ocaño, Best Friends Animal Society

How to Reach Your Target Audience: Digital Fundraising, Email Marketing, Digital Strategy Amy Starnes, Best Friends Animal Society

How We Improved - Panel Discussion of Award Winners Moderated by Cheryl Gault, Michigan Pet Fund Alliance

Let's Keep Community Cats in the Community Where They Belong - Alice Burton, Alley Cat Allies

Litter Box Lowdown: Addressing Non-medical Litter Box Issues Pam Johnson-Bennett

Midwest Region Overview: Best Friends No Kill 2025 Goal Tawny Hammond, José Ocaño, and Marc Peralta, Best Friends Animal Society

Midwest Success Stories: Leadership from Around the Midwest States Moderated by Tawny Hammond, Best Friends Animal Society 

No Cat Left Behind: How to Get Special Needs Cats Adopted Monica Frenden, Austin Pets Alive

No Kill: What Does It Mean and How Do You Message It? Tawny Hammond, Best Friends Animal Society 

Progressive Animal Services as a Community Ethic José Ocaño, Best Friends Animal Society & Lee Ann Shenefiel, City of Austin Animal Services

Recruiting Fosters for the Challenging Dog Kristen Auerbach, Pima Animal Services

Starting a Successful Barn Cat Program Monica Frenden, Austin Pets Alive

T emperament Testing and Behavior Assessment: How Dated Are Your Practices? - Lisa Rabine, Michigan Pet Fund Alliance

Thinking Outside the Cage: Shelter Enrichment for Cats Tabitha Kucera, Fear Free Certified Professional

TNR FAQs ... and Answers! Moderator: Dr. Diana Newman, Michigan Pet Fund Alliance;     Panelists: Jennifer German, Companion Cats;  Tracy Lee, ROAR; Jody Schrader, Saved by Zade

Trap, Neuter, Return (TNR) Training - Dr. Diana Newman, Michigan Pet Fund Alliance

Why Fear Free Animal Shelters Aren't Just  Essential, They're Inevitable  - Dr. Marty Becker, Fear Free

You Don't Need to Be an Attorney to Do This! -  Richard Angelo, Best Friends Animal Society

2017 MPFA Outside the Box Award Winners - Marie Green, Gratiot Animals in Need (G.A.I.N.);  Tania Jaczkowski, Humane Society of West Michigan; Karen Kazyak, Humane Society of Livingston County; Amy Warner, Genesee County Animal Control

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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 recipient of the 

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