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Massachusetts Animal Coalition


EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS
2000
October 28 Introduction to Social Marketing, Kathy Savesky

December 10 Petfinder.com, Kim Saunders
2001
January 20 National Education for Assistance Dog Services, Sheila O'Brien, Founder

March 4 Writing a Winning Grant, Robert Perry, Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation

October 28 High Volume Spay/Neuter, Julie Levy, DVM

December 8 Neutersol, Don Polley, DVM and Cord Harper, Addison Biological
2002
February 1 2001 Results from MSPCA’s Companion Animal Population Study, Carter Luke

March 23 Behavioral Evaluation of Shelter Dogs, Amy Marder, VMD

April 6 Social Marketing and Working Smarter, Kathy Savesky

May 19 Feral Cats 101 panel, Jan Beckwith, Second Chance Fund for Animal Welfare; Libby Hanrahan, Tiny Tigers; and Ruth Rosenfeld, Neponset Valley Humane Society

September 29 Open – or Streamlined – Adoptions

(Annual Meeting) Jean Weber, MSPCA Director of Shelters; Theresa Geary, former Director of Shelter Operations CACC; Brad Shear, Brooklyn Shelter Manager, CACC; Heather Donnelly, MSPCA Brockton



November 23 General Discussion About MAC’s Progress
2003
January 13 Long Distance Animal Rescue Programs, A discussion facilitated by Gary Patronek,VMD

February 22 Cape Cod Rabies Program, Dr. Alison Robbins, Director of Cape Cod Wildlife Vaccine Program

May 17 Sinking or Swimming as Humane Service Providers, Jane Nathanson, LCSW, LRC, CRC; Social Work and Reha- bilitation Consultant

June 22 Disaster Preparedness, Lisa Sinnigen, DVM, Lorraine O’Connor, DVM, and Sue Webb, Wellesley ACO

September 21 High Volume Spay/Neuter, Brenda Griffin, DVM

(Annual Meeting) Ribbon Cutting for MAC Clinic at Tufts



November 1 Adoption Forum II - Turning Tradition on its Head, Gary Patronek, VMD
2004
January 24 Animal Rescue League of Boston Field Services, Lt. Alan Borgal, Brain O’Connor, Mark Vogel

February 29 Update on Rabies in Massachusetts, Fredric Cantor, DVM, MPH

April 24 Finding Lost Animals, Kat Albrecht

June 13 Importation of Dogs into MA, Lorraine O’Connor, DVM of MA Dept of Agriculture and Fredric Cantor, DVM of MA Dept of Public Health

September 18 Shelter Image Task Force Report, Gary Patronek, VMD

(Annual Meeting)



November 7 The State of the Feral Cat in MA, Stacy LeBaron, Merrimack River Feline Rescue Society; Jan Beckwith, Second Chance Fund for Animal Welfare

Identification of Pets, Bill Brothers, Animal Care Equipment & Services

Jens Rudings, VetScribe



2005
February 27 Eastern Coyotes in MA, Jonathan Way, Boston College

April 16 Dog Aggression, Emma Parsons

May 22 Fundraising Workshop

Donor Cultivation from a Direct Mail Perspective, Lynn Edmonds,

President of LW Robbins



Fundraising 101 for the Small Grassroots Organization, Jan Beckwith, Second Chance Fund for Animal Welfare

Event Planning: Reality-Based Decision Making, by Nancy Hall, Manager of Operations, Animal Rescue League of Boston

Special Events Fundraising Events – Auctions and Calendars, Cindy McAuley, MAC Administrative Assistant and volunteer for Yankee Golden Retriever Rescue

Starting a Direct Mail Program on a Budget, Brian Winslow, Development Director, Animal Welfare Society, W. Kennebunk, ME

September 17 Promoting Harmony in the Animal Welfare Community

(Annual Meeting) An Afternoon Conversation with MAC Members and Friends



October 30 Hurricane Katrina: An Update on MAC’s Role, Facilitated by Anne Lindsay, Northeast Animal Shelter/MAC President

December 3 Pets in Housing: Challenges, Realities and Remedies for Shelters and Rescues, Nancy McElwain, MSPCA
2006
January 8 A New Approach for the New Year, Sarah Wilson, The Family Dog

March 19 The Legislative Process: How a Bill Becomes a Law/Helping Animals

Through the Legislative Process, Kara Holmquist, MSPCA

May 6 Adoption and the Pet Acquisition Process, Bryn Conklin, Tufts Masters Program

June 11 Asilomar Accords: A MAC Conversation, Part II, Facilitated by Sandra Monterose, ASPCA

September 16 Asilomar Accords From One of the Architects, Rich Avanzino,

(Annual Meeting) Maddie’s Fund



October 29 Direct Mail 101, Bonnie Catena, Vice President of Fundraising, DMW Worldwide
2007
March 25 Whole Cat Workshop, Liz Pease, Merrimack River Feline Rescue Society; Jan Holmquist, MSPCA; Sheryl Parker, Second Chance Animal Shelter; Karina King, Dakin Pioneer Valley Humane Society; Jan Beckwith, Second Chance Fund for Animal Welfare; Amy Marder, VMD; Sue DiMeo, PAWS of Wakefield

September 16 Shelter Operations, Linda Brackett, NOAH; Melissa Cox, Animal

(Annual Meeting) Rescue League of Boston; Leigh Grady, Animal Shelter, Inc.; Martha Smith, DVM, Animal Rescue League of Boston


2008
January 27 The Latest Information on Dog and Cat Statistics in Massachusetts, Carter Luke, CEO, MSPCA

You Adopt What? Species that fly (or hop) under the radar, Mark Johnson, Foster Parrots and Suzanne Trayhan, House Rabbit Society

March 9 Whole Cat Workshop

Panel Discussion: Current State of the Cat and Which Programs Make an Impact, Gary Patronek, VMD, Animal Rescue League of Boston; Leslie Harris, Dakin Pioneer Valley Humane Society and New England Federation of Humane Societies

The Dynamics of TNR, Sarah Greene, Petfinder

Breakout Sessions: Open Adoptions, How to Run a Spay/Neuter Clinic, Barn Cat Adoptions, How to Run a Foster Program, Graphic Design for Non Profits, Taming the Paperwork for Non Profits

September 28 Cats in Massachusetts: What can you do?

(Annual Meeting) Kit Jenkins, PetSmart Charities



Taming the Paperwork Workshop

Lynda Schnare, MAC’s bookkeeper; Elaine Contant, Animal Law Attorney


2009
February 1 All About Dogs

Introducing the Center for Shelter Dogs at the Animal Rescue League of Boston

Overview of the goals of the CSD, Amy Marder, VMD CAAB, Director of the Center for Shelter Dogs

Discussion of the ongoing projects of the CSD, Angie Koban, MSc, Research Manager Center for Shelter Dogs

Enriching the lives of dogs while they are housed in the shelter; methods to treat behavior problems, Sheila Segurson, DVM, DACVB Senior Applied Animal Behaviorist

Info about Summer Institute, Laney McDougall, CSD administrative assistant

March 9 Whole Cat Workshop

Feral Cat Trap-Neuter-Return – A New Way of Thinking, Becky Robinson, President and Founder of Alley Cat Allies

Trapper training 101 How Do You Outsmart a Feral Cat? Laura Popielarski, Billerica Cat Care Coalition

How to Handle the Media, Elizabeth Parowski, Communications Manager, Alley Cat Allies

Whole Cat Medicine: The Relationship Between Stress and Disease, Emily McCobb, DVM, Shelter Medicine Program, Tufts University Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine

Acting on Your Passion, Helping Cats, Esther Mechler, Founder of SPAY/USA

September 20 Recent Research for Building Programs to Eradicate Shelter Overpopulation

(Annual Meeting) Peter Marsh, Esq.



IRS Reporting Form 990 (sic)

Karen Hodge, Riley and Associates CPA



Mini MAC Report

Sue Dimeo (MVP), Jill O’Connell (Lowell TNR Projects), Maryann Regan (Boston Homeless Cats) and Sharlene Sallet (Metrowest Cat Coalition)



What’s Up in Springfield?

Leslie Harris, Executive Director, Dakin Pioneer Valley Humane Society



What is happening at Tufts and the Tufts Clinic?

Dr. Emily McCobb, Director of the Shelter Medicine Program at Tufts



What is the ASPCA doing and what can the ASPCA do for you?

Dave Betournay, ASPCA Community Initiatives Manager for New England



November 14 Animal Control Bill

Kara Holmquist (MSPCA) and Cheryl Malone (ACOAM)



Resources available to Animal Control Officers

ACOAM, Manny Maciel, President of ACOAM and New Bedford ACO

PoundHounds, Seana Dowling, Marcia Peters

PILOT, Rosemary Antonnucci, PILOT organizer

MVMA, Manny Maciel

I’m Animal Friendly License Plate Grant Program, Deni Goldman, ACOAM director public relations and communications and Hull ACO and Kara Holmquist

Special Guest: Norma Haskins

Reflections on her experiences over 30 years as an animal control officer


2010
January 10 Shelter and Rescue Liability

Attorney Donna M. Turley, Glickman Turley, LLP ASPCA



Behavior Evaluations

Amy Marder and Seana Dowling, Center for Shelter Dogs, Animal Rescue League of Boston



March 14 Whole Cat Workshop

Vaccination Protocols and Parasite Prevention

Natalee Holt



Feline Dentistry and Oral Medicine

Jean Joo, DVM, Tufts VETS



Tackling and Preventing Intercat Household Aggression

Kathryn Wrubel, Ph.D.



Infectious Diseases: Felv/FIV/FIP, Dr. Johanna Cooper, DVM, DACVIM, TuftsVETS

September 26 Working with the Media, Brian Adams, Senior Manager, Media and Community

(Annual Meeting) Relations, MSPCA



Savvy Socializing, Merrilyn Lewis
2011
March 6 All About Dogs

What is Aggression? What is the Reality of Behavior Modification? What are our Responsibilities to Both Difficult Dogs and the General Public?

Kelley Bollen, MS, CABC is Director of Behavior Programs for the Shelter Medicine Program at Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine



“Safewalk,” a volunteer training program at the MSPCA

Terri Bright, Behavior Analyst from the MSPCA in Boston,



March 20 Whole Cat Workshop

Focus on Feline Medicine

Veterinary Track - 6 Hours of CE Credit

Ophthalmology

Chris Pirie, DVM, Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists



Urinary Problems

Mary Labato, DVM, Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Small Animal Internal Medicine)



Optimal Nutrition for the Senior Cat

Lisa Freeman, DVM, PhD, Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Nutrition



Cardiology

Barrett Bulmer, DVM, Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Cardiology)



PetFinder Behavior Track

Obsessive Compulsive Disorders in the Cat

Niwako Ogata, DVM, PhD



Enrichment and Stress Reduction in a Shelter Environment

Kelley Bollen, MS, CABC



Resolving Feline Inappropriate Elimination

Nicole Cottam, MS, ACAAB



Common Behavior Problems in the Home

Kathryn Wrubel, PhD



September 25 Guidelines for Standards of Care in Animal Shelters

(Annual Meeting) Martha Smith-Blackmore, DVM, Animal Rescue League of Boston



Open Discussion About Importation.
2012
January 22 All About Dogs

New Year, New Perspectives

Beth Oram, Photographer

Lorna Grande, DVM, PupQuest.org

The Tipping Point” as a model for effecting change, small group discussions



March 25 Whole Cat Workshop

Veterinary Track - 6 Hours of CE Credit

Free Roaming Cats, Rabies and the Law

Lorraine O’Connor, DVM, MA Department of Agricultural Resources



Infectious Disease Concerns with Free Roaming Cats: Things to Consider When Stray Cats Become Pets

Jessica Markovich, DVM, Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine



Anesthesia, Analgesia and Safe Monitoring for High Volume Clinics

Emily McCobb, DVM, MS, DACVA, Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine



High Volume Surgical Techniques

Sara White, DVM, Spay ASAP, Inc.



How to Make Reduced Cost Spay/Neuter Work Financially

Sara White, DVM, Spay ASAP, Inc.

Trapping Workshop

Laura Heffernan, Lowell TNR Project



PetFinder Community Cat Track

The Role of TNR in Community Cat Programs

Bryan Kortis, PetSmart Charities



Research Highlights from the ASPCA, Feral v Friendly and Population Modeling

Margaret Slater, DVM, ASPCA



TNR Programs Nathionwide: Problems and Solutions

Katie Lisnik, HSUS



Successful Community TNR Efforts in Massachusetts, Panel and Moderated Discussion

Kit Lilly, Charles River Alley Cats

Laura Heffernan, Lowell TNR Project

Jeff Stephens, Fitchburg Board of Health

Elizabeth Evans, Spay Worcester
September 23 Animal Welfare in Massachusetts: What have we achieved and where we

(Annual Meeting) are going? A positive discussion about lessons learned and what’s ahead for animals in Massachusetts. Panelists:

Carter Luke, President, MSPCA-Angell.

Michael Cahill, Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources, Director, Division of Animal Health

Karina King, Dakin Pioneer Valley Humane Society, Dakin Community Spay/Neuter Clinic Director.

Dr. Jean Mukherjee, Assistant Professor, Infectious Diseases, Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine.

Terri Bright, M.Ed., BCBA, MSPCA Boston Training Coordinator.

Joanne Wilkinson, Founder and Executive Director, Forever Home Rescue New England

Leona Pease, Town of Shrewsbury MA, Animal Control Officer.
2013
January 13 All About Dogs

New Animal Control Law

Kara Holmquist, MSPCA Director of Advocacy

Hillary Cohen, Norfolk ACO

Bob Fennessy, Esq.



Foster Care

Beth Finn, Animal Rescue League's Dedham Shelter

Dee Zaccagnini, German Shepherd Rescue of New England Foster Home Coordinator



March 24 Whole Cat Workshop



Animal Welfare Track: Cat Adoption

Meet Your Match Adoption Strategy, Susan Britt, ASPCA Senior Director of Shelter Training

Sheltering, Fostering and Adoption Out FeLV/FIV-Positive Cats – Lessons Learned, Liz Pease, Director of Operations, Merrimack River Feline Rescue Society

Mass Cats Yahoo Group – Our History and How Mass Cats Can Help You, Jannel Fitzpatrick, Mass Cats Founder and Moderator

Panel and Moderated Discussion on Successful and Creative Adoption Promotions

Mike Keiley, Noble Family Animal Care and Adoption Center Director, the MSPCA at Nevins Farm

Leslie Harris, Executive Director, Dakin Pioneer Valley Humane Society

Jocelyne Durrenberger, Persident, The Cat Rescue of Marlborough and Hundon



Zachary Black, Operations Manager, Greater Androscoggin Humane Society
Special All-Day Workshops sponsored or co-sponsored by MAC



  • Whole Cat Workshop – each March

  • Canine Temperament Evaluation – Amy Marder, VMD

  • Pit Bull Pendulum – panel

  • Domestic Violence and Safe Havens for Pets (3 times) – panel

  • Sanitation and Health Issues for Shelters - Nicholas Gilman, Animal Rescue League of Boston

  • Capital Campaigns and Planning of an Animal Shelter – Nicholas Gilman, Animal Rescue League of Boston








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