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.

The terms “cruelty” and “neglect” are ubiquitous in the world of animal welfare, but have we been so quick to use these words that we’ve actually misconstrued their true meaning and implication? In this challenging yet liberating session, we’ll take a hard look at how our identity as animal protectors drives the way we run organizations, shapes major policies and defines public perception. We’ll discuss how to reduce implicit bias in our work and build trusting relationships within the community.

Continuing Education

This program has been approved for 1 hour of continuing education credit for NACA members.


  • Ashley Anderson-Mutch | Pets for Life Senior Program Manager, Enforcement and Policy Reform, The Humane Society of the United States
  • Christopher Fitzgerald | Director of Animal Services, City of Rochester, NY - Animal Services Division

Saturday, May 9 | 10:30 to 11:30am Reaching Underserved Communities Standard

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