Join Shelter and Animal Advocates from across the state for
2019 Stand Up for Animal Shelters: Policy and Advocacy Days
Monday and Tuesday, March 4th and 5th
Click here to register.


Creating New Perspectives on Animal Cruelty
Three Workshops for Shelter Professionals, Law Enforcement, District Attorneys and ACO/DCOs
at the Mohawk Hudson Humane Society
3 Oakland Ave, Menands, NY

What You Can Do to Help Your DA Make a Solid Animal Abuse Case
One of the state’s top animal abuse prosecutors will lay out what he needs from animal cruelty law enforcement to build a
case against animal abusers and win in court.
Speaker: Jed Painter, Counsel to the District Attorney in the Nassau County DA’s office and one of the top animal cruelty prosecutors in the state

Animal Hoarding: Why and How It Happens
This session will delve into the causes, dynamics and harms caused to animals by hoarding.
Speaker: Shalimar Hightower, Animal Crimes Manager for the HSUS Animal Rescue Team

Noon-1 p.m.: Speaker: State Senator Monica Martinez
Senator Martinez was a champion of animal issues when she was on the Suffolk County Legislature. Elected to the Senate in November, 2018, she is now chair of the newly created Domestic Animal Welfare Committee. Lunch will be provided.

1-2:30 p.m.:
It Happens: What You Need to Know When Handling Wild Animals
While most of the time, ACOs, DCOs and Humane Law Enforcement are responding to cruelty cases involving companion animals, there are times when you’ll be faced with wildlife, like racoons or hedgehogs. Learn some basic techniques for handling wildlife and resources you can call on for help.
Speaker: Lt. Liza-J Bobseine, Region Four Headquarters, NYS ENCON Police

Come to LOB 211 for breakfast and a legislative briefing. We’ll start the morning at 9 and have you on your way to your advocacy visits between 10:30 and 11. We’ll be making your appointments for you.

Once you’ve completed your visits, come back to LOB 211 to drop off your debriefing forms anytime between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Lunch is on your own and then you can head back home!

You must register whether you’re coming for one day or two. If you’re planning to attend both days, the cost for attending both days is $25 for NYSAPF members or $40 for non-members. Click here to register and to pay online.

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