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October 15, 2014



Animal Care Expo
"Rethinking the Cat" Symposia
Taking Action for Animals

Award Programs & Special Events

To the Rescue! New York
To the Rescue! From Cruelty to Kindness
Celebrating Animals/Confronting Cruelty: Miami

Grassroots Events

Learn more about HSUS grassroots events, including Effective Animal Advocacy, Lobby 101s and Humane 101s. Then, view the calendar to find an event in your state.


Animal Care Expo

Expo, a world-class educational conference and full-scale international trade show, is designed for anyone who works or volunteers at the local level with dogs, cats or other animals. The goal of this annual event is to help people working in the fields of animal sheltering, care, control, rescue and disaster planning and response do the best and most efficient jobs possible.

When: March 30-April 2, 2015
Where: New Orleans, Louisiana
More information: www.animalsheltering.org/expo


"Rethinking the Cat" Symposia

Do you want to boost cat adoptions, reduce intake and length of stay, expand the impact of Return to Field (shelter-neuter-return) or run a successful trap-neuter-return program? Join us for a day of learning, sharing and networking at a “Rethinking the Cat” symposium near you. Presented by national and local experts and co-sponsored by PetSmart Charities, the symposia are coming to six cities across the United States, connecting cat advocates of all kinds for a new level of learning.

When and where: Ongoing and nationwide; find an event near you.


Taking Action for Animals

The premier national conference for animal advocacy brings together diverse individuals from across the country for a shared goal: to improve the lives of all animals. Participants gain a better understanding of the many issues that animals face in our society and how to help.

When: TBD 2016
Where: TBD
More information: takingactionforanimals.org


To the Rescue! New York

Join us for our fifth annual exclusive event in New York City to raise support for the rescue, care, placement and potential rehoming of thousands of animals in need because of disaster, cruelty or neglect.

When: Friday, Nov. 21, 2014
Where: Cipriani 42nd Street, 110 East 42nd Street, New York City
More information: regonline.com/totherescuenewyork2014
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To the Rescue! From Cruelty to Kindness

Join us to help save animals and raise awareness of the plight of puppy mill dogs. This annual benefit raises money and builds support for The HSUS's Stop Puppy Mills Campaign.

When: Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015
Where: The Breakers, 1 South County Road, Palm Beach, Florida
More information: Email us to learn about ticket and table opportunities.


Celebrating Animals/Confronting Cruelty: Miami

Join us as we celebrate our premiere Celebrating Animals/Confronting Cruelty: Miami benefit and help support the rescue, care, placement and rehoming of thousands of animals every year—across the country and in our own South Florida neighborhoods.

When: Friday, March 27, 2015
Where: 9703 Collins Ave., Bal Harbour, Florida
More information: Email us to learn about ticket and table opportunities.


Grassroots Events: Effective Animal Advocacy, Lobby 101 and Humane 101

Our free grassroots events show you ways to help protect animals in your state and give you tools to become an effective citizen lobbyist.

When and where: Ongoing and nationwide; find an event near you.

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