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Animal Care Expo is the annual conference hosted by The Humane Society of the United States for animal welfare professionals and volunteers, uniting animal care experts and newcomers from around the globe to learn lifesaving skills and strategies to increase adoptions, keep pets in homes, engage communities, humanely manage cat populations and much more.

  • Animal Care Expo

    Save the date to join us April 15-18, 2018 in New Orleans! You'll network with more than 2,500 animal care experts, professionals and newbies from around the globe to learn new skills and strategies to find pets homes, keep pets in homes, engage your community, humanely manage community cat populations and more!

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  • Assessment

    Animal Care Expo App

    We've built a mobile app for Animal Care Expo 2018! It has all of the important information you'll need for the event, with features to enhance your experience throughout your time at Animal Care Expo. Attendees will use the app to fill out workshop evaluations, share social media posts, network, find exhibit booths and more! It also includes a full schedule with room assignments and maps.

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  • Blog Post

    Food for thought

    It's not all bean burgers! The Humane Society of the United States shares Meatless Monday recipes online and in its magazine, including avocado tostadas ...

    How sheltering professionals can help foster a humane society for all animals

    It’s hard to overstate the importance of food. It keeps us alive, obviously, but it’s also at the center of so many of our favorite traditions, from Sunday brunch, to the heaving Thanksgiving table, to Taco Tuesday. So it’s no surprise that people bristle when others suggest eating less or none of their favorite familiar foods. No one likes change, especially when it’s a change from how we've been eating our whole lives!

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  • Magazine Article

    Learning to be a pilot light

    The people who attend Animal Care Expo are what makes it great

    A ripple of embarrassment washes over me when I realize I’ve been squirming in my chair. I strain to focus through familiar content just to glean a couple new nuggets of wisdom. Then, directly after lunch, I fight off sleepy daydreams about what’ll be served for dinner, during which time I can use my coveted drink ticket.

    I confess, this is a brief glimpse into what my mind usually does at professional conferences— that is, until I started attending Animal Care Expo.

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  • Magazine Article

    The little clinic that could

    Veterinarian Kelly Pinkston performs a spay surgery at the Help for Animals clinic in West Virginia, which has sterilized more than 160,000 animals.

    Animal Care Expo legacy is still going strong at a West Virginia spay/neuter clinic

    As Donna Spencer tells it, one of her most life-altering experiences took place 22 years ago during a visit to Las Vegas.

    She didn’t win (or lose) a fortune at the casinos or get married at a drive-through chapel. What Spencer did in Vegas was even more meaningful, and it would impact countless lives in the years to come.

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  • Training/Event

    Animal Care Expo 2018

    The Humane Society of the United States

    Mark your calendars—Animal Care Expo is heading to Kansas City, Missouri, May 14-17, 2018. The full conference—which includes five meals!—costs just $275 when you register online. But register before March 16 to nab the even lower, Early Bird rate of $225—a $50 savings!

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  • Training/Event

    Animal Care Expo 2017 special session: Come on down ... the policy is right!

    Come on down … The policy is right! – Special Session, Animal Care Expo 2017

    Think legislation and other types of public policy aren't relevant to your lifesaving mission? Think again! Watch Animal Care Expo 2017's special session.

    Think legislation and other types of public policy aren't relevant to your lifesaving mission? Think again! When politicians take on issues like breed-specific legislation, hold times for cats, adoption regulations and access to veterinary care, your work may be directly affected, and not necessarily for the better. 

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