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A Small World After All

Animal Care Expo welcomes international interns

Animal Care Expo welcomes international interns

Jeffrey Chua of the Philippines chats with Nancy Peterson, feral cat program manager for The HSUS, during a reception for international interns during Animal Care Expo in Orlando. MICHELLE RILEY/THE HSUS
They came to Orlando from points around the globe—from Chile and China, Saipan and Serbia. Some bore the weight of being their community’s sole provider of care for homeless animals. And when the time arrived to head back home, many said their visit to the United States had done them a world of good.

More than 1,700 animal care professionals converged on Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort from May 14 through 17 for The Humane Society of the United States’ Animal Care Expo 2008. And more than 100 of these were international attendees, there to participate in the special programs offered by the organization’s global arm, Humane Society International (HSI). Beyond the workshops and networking opportunities at Expo, several international attendees also took advantage of an HSI internship program that enabled them to spend part of the previous week working at an animal shelter in the U.S.

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