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National Animal Care & Control Association
Training Conference 2017
Virginia Beach,Virginia
October 18 – 20, 2017
The Founders Inn and Spa

 Photo: Virginia Beach CVB

Training Conference 2017 Resources

Co-sponsored by the Virginia Animal Control Association


Training Conference 2017 Breakout Session Handouts

Speaker handouts are provided below.

Don't see the speaker handout your looking for? All of the sessions were recorded LIVE during Training Conference 2017, and can be purchased in MP3 format on CD-ROM. This CD-ROM is for playback on a PC, Mac, Laptop or any MP3 compatible device.

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Session 1 – October 18, 2017

CLASS A          Animal Fighting Investigations - Richard Samuels

CLASS B          Feral Cats:  Friend or Foe or Both - Eric Ufer

CLASS C          Public Education: Reaching Out to Your Community - Tabitha Blewett     

CLASS D          Reaching the Next Generation - Lorien Clemens and Rebecca Breese

Session 2 – October 18, 2017

CLASS A          Interviewing the Animal Victim and Using the Results - Jeffrey C. Eyre

CLASS B          Surrender Prevention in the Trenches - Donna Casamento

CLASS C          Wild Neighbors - Lynsey White & Jennifer Toussaint      

Session 3 – October 18, 2017

CLASS A          Building a CART/SART Team - Rebeca Farris

CLASS B          Investigations: Intro to Bloodstain Pattern Analysis - Adam Ricci

CLASS C          Lobbying Proactive Laws and Lobbying Handout- Mark Langan

Session 4 – October 19, 2017

CLASS A          Basic Crime Scene Investigation for ACO's - Rebeca Farris

CLASS B          FTO: Train the Trainer - Tabitha Blewett  

CLASS C          Preparing for Disaster in a Digital Age - Lorien Clemens and Rebecca Breese

CLASS D          Rebel Yowl: How to Be a Community Cat & Kitten CrusaderRebel Yowl: How to Start a Coalition - Rebel Yowl: TNR Handout - Rebel Yowl: Vetting Your Partners - Kim Fields & Marnie Russ                      

Session 5 – October 19, 2017

CLASS A         Developing Dog Fighting Informants - Mark Langan

CLASS B          Increasing Collaboration Among Animal Welfare and Domestic Violence Agencies - Nancy Blaney, Glenna Tinney and Michelle Welch        

CLASS C          Old Dog, New Ticks - Jace Huggins

CLASS D          Virginia ACO Legal Update - Kathy Strouse

Session 6 – October 19, 2017

CLASS A          Benefits of an Animal Control, Animal Shelter & Community Supported TNR Program - Alice Burton

CLASS B          Death by Dog - Policy Handout -  April Moore

CLASS C          Disaster Planning: Animal Evacuation Exercise - Anne McCann

CLASS D          Harness the Power of Social Media - RACC Social Media Policy - Christie Chipps Peters & Rob Leinberger

Session 7 – October 19, 2017

CLASS A          Beyond the Dogcatcher - Rob Leinberger

CLASS B          Communication: Improving Compliance & Reducing Complaints - Kelly Thyssen

CLASS C          NIBRS: The Critical Role of ACOs and HLEs in Reporting Animal Cruelty to the FBI - Daniel DeSousa & Mary Lou Randour

CLASS D          Understanding Dog Bite Risk - Laura Reese       

Session 8 – October 20, 2017

CLASS A          Animal Rescue – Tips and Tricks in the Field (What Every Animal Rescue Professional Needs to Know) - Randy Covey

CLASS B         Basic Disease Control PresentationBasic Disease Control Handouts - Clint Thacker

CLASS C          Field Training: Creating the Framework of the Future ACO - Adam Ricci

CLASS D          Making the Case: The Shelter’s Role in Cruelty Investigations - Tabitha Blewett

Session 9 – October 20, 2017

CLASS A          Combating Compassion FatigueResources for Animal Caregivers - Jennifer Blough         

CLASS B          That Donkey at the Mall: How the Weird, Wonky & Wonderful Help Your Shelter Win the Media Game - Lisa Norwood          

CLASS C          Animal Welfare Act -Anne McCann

CLASS D          Zoonotic Diseases: Is Work Making You Sick? - Kelly Thyssen

Session 10 – October 20, 2017

CLASS A          Collaring Change in the Field - Karen Rogers & Dr. Sandra Strong

CLASS B          Operation Hood: Cat Colony Case Study - Alyssa Ellison           

CLASS C          Shelter Transparency Legislation - Richard Angelo, Lee Greenwood, & A.J. Albrecht, Esq.

CLASS D          The Pet Redemption Toolkit - Donna Casamento



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