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									                       Massachusetts Animal Coalition


October 28         Introduction to Social Marketing, Kathy Savesky
December 10, Kim Saunders


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


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
November 23        General Discussion About MAC’s Progress


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
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


January 24         Animal Rescue League of Boston Field Services, Lt. Alan Borgal, Brain O’Connor, Mark
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


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


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


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


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


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
                   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


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


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
                   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
                   Barrett Bulmer, DVM, Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine
                   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

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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