Animal Care Expo 2020

After an exhaustive process of due diligence conversations and staff preparation efforts regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, we have come to the difficult decision to cancel Animal Care Expo 2020 on May 6-9 in San Antonio, TX. We know this message is not the one many of you were hoping to receive. For others, it may be the challenging and difficult decision you hoped the HSUS might reach. Please know that all of you reading this message are in our thoughts.

It is with deep regret that we must make this unfortunate announcement, and we invite you to click the button below to read on and learn more about the decision to cancel and next steps.

As animal welfare advocates, we are invested in ensuring dogs and cats are happy, comfortable and experiencing the best life possible. But how do we know when that goal has been achieved? Drawing on current research, we will review what we know (and don’t) about the meaning of quality of life (QoL) in cats and dogs and best practices for assessing it, with an emphasis on owner-perceived QoL. We will discuss the potential value of adding a QoL assessment to your community wellness and clinical care programs and considerations in choosing the right measure for your needs. A list of resources will be provided.

Continuing Education

This program has been approved for 1.5 hours of continuing education credit for NACA members.


Saturday, May 9 | 8:30 to 10am Shelter Operations Standard

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