Wednesday, June 1, 2016
RLRR at Animal Welfare Conference
Three Red Lake Rosie's Rescue Board members recently attended the 15th Annual Minnesota Animal Welfare Conference 2016 on Thursday, May 26, at the Best Western Kelly Inn in Saint Cloud, MN.
Carol Priest, Kim Williams, and Nancy O'Sullivan joined many other Minnesota attendees for a full day of learning from an impressive line up of speakers. There were two tracks to select from....the veterinary track and the general track. The RLRR board members selected the general track. Our workshops included:
#1 A Matter of Trust: A Humane Approach to Animal Welfare, speaker B.J. Rogers
#2 Customer Service Strategies for Animal Welfare Professionals, speaker Cathy Rosenthal
#3 The Difficult to Place Continuum - Practical Applications to Placing Challenging Cats and Dogs, speaker Mike Keiley
#4 Adoption Ambassadors: How Your Community Can help Save More Lives, speaker B.J. Rogers
The speakers were outstanding. They were interactive with the listening audience and each speaker delivered high quality learning information. At the end of each workshop, we were treated with snacks and could visit exhibitors (Austin Cotton, ASPCA, The HSUS, GBC, KindestCut, Minnesota Animal Disaster Coalition, Life Vantage Canine Health, Roadrunner Pharmacy, Tomahawk Live Trap). Additional door prizes and handouts were donated by ID Tag.com, MN School of Business, and our host, Tri-County Humane Society of Saint Cloud. A silent auction was held, along with lunch by poolside.
What an incredible day. For myself, I greeted old friends whom I haven't seen for several years, met up with partnering rescues who wanted to talk "RLRR", and made new friends. Thank you for making this special day possible.