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Animal Care Expo

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

    Join the Humane Society of the United States and more than 2,500 engaged, inquisitive peers from around the globe at Animal Care Expo, the largest international educational conference and trade show for animal welfare professionals and volunteers! Don’t miss a single Expo update—subscribe to The Scoop! to receive all the latest Expo news! 

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    Call for poster abstracts

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    Submit a poster abstract to present at Animal Care Expo 2019!

    NEW THIS YEAR: Submit a poster abstract to present at Animal Care Expo 2019!

    The poster session aims to be a visual showcase of impactful new initiatives and recent research relevant to the field of animal sheltering. All are invited to submit abstracts for review. Posters addressing diverse topics within the field of animal sheltering are welcome.

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  • Application

    Animal Care Expo Scholarship Application

    The Animal Care Expo scholarship form is closed and applications are no longer being accepted. Those who applied will be notifed by March 1, 2019. 

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    A word from us

    Amy Nichols and her dog Finnegan, who turns 10 this December. She adopted him about eight years ago when his owner became too sick to care for him.

    What do 100 roundtable discussions, 200 exhibitors, $350,000 in prize grants and better outcomes for 1 million cats have in common? They were all part of the amazing Animal Care Expo in Kansas City, Missouri, in May.

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