We hope to see you at the International Animal Welfare Conference on October 2-3, 2019.

Our two-day workshop will focus on the protection and saving of animals and on those who help animals on a daily basis. We will spend the first day discussing abandoned animals and their problems. We will also give an overview of a local animal shelter and its management. The later half of the day will be devoted to people helping animals. We will concentrate on a difficult subject for those active in animal welfare – burnout. What does it mean and how can we avoid it?

The second day will be dedicated to seminar The Business of Saving Lives organised by the Helen Woodward Animal Center. This workshop is created for animal welfare organisations that wish to evolve using tried and tested methods. This is perfect for those who wish to increase awareness, raise donations or to organise a charitable event. The Business of Saving Lives will definitely help you in finding fresh approaches!

October 1st
Visit to Tallinn Animal Shelter:

October 2nd
9.00 Gathering and morning coffee
9.30 Work and goals of the animal health and welfare department of the Estonian Veterinary and Food Board.
10.15 Exotic animals. Why Europe needs a positive list (an overview of permitted species) in order to regulate the keeping and sale of exotic pets? (Marieke Vreeken)
11.00 Break
11.15 Euthanasia. When to decide and what to base a decision on? (Karen Hiestand)
12.00 Sterilization and castration. How to solve the issue of stray pets? (Karen Hiestand)
12.45 Lunch
13.45 How to establish and run a shelter. By the example of Tallinn Animal Shelter. (Hellika Landsmann)
14.30 Enriching the environment of animals in shelters. (Anneli Matsi)
15.15 Break
15.30 Burnout – what does it mean and how to avoid it. (Evelyn Valtin)
16.30 End


October 3rd
8.30 Registration, networking and light continental breakfast
9.30 Opening remarks. Adapt policies to meet the changing needs of the animals and the community (Mike Arms, President and CEO)
10.45 Fundraising. Build donor bases and diversity fundraising strategies by using concrete and proven fundraising methods (Renee Resko, Vice President of Development)
12.00 Lunch
13.00 Social Media. Engage an online audience through excellent online customer service, helpful to-do’s and creative content by using social media best practices (Marcie Grube, Social Media Manager)
14.00 Public Relations. Get media attention with little-to-no-cost by using creative, out-of-the-box public relations techniques (Jessica Gercke, PR and Communications Director)
16.00 Panel and Q&A (Mike Arms, Renee Resko, Marcie Grube, Jessica Gercke)
16.30 The End

Registration and more information:

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