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Animal Welfare Federation of NJ to hold its annual conference March 14-15, 2014

Cat from the Animal Welfare Federation of NJ Conference Flyer 2014
Courtesy of the Animal Welfare Federation of NJ

The Animal Welfare Federation of NJ (AWFNJ) will be holding its conference next weekend (March 14-15, 2014) at the Ocean Place Resort and Spa, Long Branch, NJ. AWFNJ was incorporated in 1995 to act as a unifying voice for the animal protection community by advocating on animal welfare legislation, encouraging the enforcement of animal cruelty laws, conducting programs to elevate the quality of care for animals, and acts as a resource to help members solve common problems.

Speakers from around the country will be lecturing to attendees. Speakers include State Veterinarian Colin Campbell, Members of the NJ Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (NJSPCA), NJ Certified Animal Control Officers Association (NJCACOA), Humane Society of the US (HSUS), and veterinarians/animal trainers. Topic range from NJ Shelter Regulations/Animal Welfare, care of exotic animals, Pet First Aid care, feral cat information, and how to increase pet adoptions in local shelters, to name a few. A full conference program list can be found on the AWFNJ website. This is a great opportunity for anyone who works/volunteers at animal shelters to improve their knowledge in the care and welfare of animals.

Those registered will have the opportunity to listen to a local NJ band, called Hamstrung, who will be playing during the cocktail hour.

Seats are still available for the conference. As a bonus, if you purchase a full price ticket now, you can purchase a second ticket for half price. When purchasing your tickets, select the buy one get one 1/2 off option on the Eventbrite website. Any organization that registers 3 or more attendees can have a free exhibit table event, if space allows.

If you have any questions, e-mail AWFNJ at

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