Date: Thursday, April 23, 2020
Time: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. (registration begins at 8:30)
Location: Southport Community Building
223 E. Bay St.,
Southport, NC 28461
Instructor: Amanda Arrington
Senior Director, Pets for Life
The Humane Society of the United States
Course Fee: No charge.
Animal sheltering and animal welfare professionals including animal care staff, animal control officers, management, veterinary staff, volunteers, and others in the animal welfare profession.
Pets for Life (PFL) is driven by social justice and guided by the philosophy that a deep connection with pets transcends socio-economic, racial and geographic boundaries, and no one should be denied the opportunity to experience the benefits, joy and comfort that come from the human-animal bond.
Systemic inequity and institutional barriers create immense challenges for millions of people every day in accessing pet resources and information. The extreme lack of access to pet resources is a national crisis. PFL is a thought leader in bringing attention to and advocating for people who are routinely overlooked or looked down upon and is an ally in fighting against economic and racial injustice.
There is a great need in our field to deepen the understanding of how companion animal welfare is connected to larger systemic issues for people, and subsequently for their pets. Discover what this means in your community how it should inform your organization’s policy making and community-based programming.
Event Location | Southport, North Carolina
Event Date | April 23, 2020 - 9 am to 3 pm