HSUS To Hold Animal Care Expo 2000 in Las Vegas

The Humane Society of the United States, the nation's largest animal protection organization, will hold its annual Animal Care Expo at Las Vegas' Riviera Hotel from February 16 to February 19. Animal Care Expo is the world's largest trade show and education conference for animal care and control professionals.

Highlights of Animal Care Expo 2000 include:

At a special session on Thursday, February 17, The HSUS will formally introduce its new Pets for Life National Training Center. This training academy, conducted at the facilities of and in partnership with the Denver Dumb Friends League in Colorado, will teach local shelters how to implement programs to help pet owners in their communities solve animal behavior problems.

Daylong courses covering animal shelter design, animal behavior, animal overpopulation, farm animal cruelty investigations, and illegal animal fighting on Feb. 16.

An emphasis on international animal protection efforts. The HSUS expects animal sheltering professionals from Albania, Poland, Russia, China, India, Zimbabwe and other nations to attend Animal Care Expo 2000. Workshops on a variety of topics, including disaster planning for animals, dog bite prevention, the connection between animal cruelty and human violence, circus investigations, improving animal shelter web sites, and dog parks.

"Animal Care Expo is the field's top education conference for the hardworking professionals who staff local animal shelters and humane organizations," said Martha Armstrong, HSUS vice president for companion animals. "Today's animal shelters are breaking new ground to end the tragedy of pet overpopulation, and the program that we've put together will present the latest trends in professional animal sheltering."

To register for Animal Care Expo, call (800) 248-EXPO or visit www.hsus.org on the internet.

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Stephanie L. Church, Editor-in-Chief, received a B.A. in Journalism and Equestrian Studies from Averett College in Danville, Virginia. A Pony Club and 4-H graduate, her background is in eventing, and she is schooling her recently retired Thoroughbred racehorse, Happy, toward a career in that discipline. She also enjoys traveling, photography, cycling, and cooking in her free time.

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