This year’s annual conference for the Association of Dogs and Cats Homes will be taking place at University College Dublin on 22 and 23 April and will be opened and chaired by Clarissa Baldwin OBE.
The event will be attended by delegates and experts from across the animal welfare industry. Speakers include Barry Coleman from the Irish Greyhound Board, Ian McFarlaine from Cats Protection, David Yates from the RSPCA, Matt Devereux from Margaret Green Rescue and Chris Laurence from Dogs Trust.
The main topic at this year’s conference will be the pros and cons of early age neutering a topic that is very central to animal welfare concerns. Other topics include animal behaviour in kennels, how to run a shelter like a business and how to use the latest ‘CSI’ techniques through veterinary forensics to make and win an animal cruelty case.
With information on current animal welfare legislation, the all important but so often forgotten issue of customer care and an insight into the workings of dog & cat homes, this year’s conference provides an excellent opportunity for animal industry experts and interested parties to network and learn more about caring for animals in 2009.
Delegates can also glean advice from top UK experts as well as meet other senior personnel from all sectors of the animal rescue industry including veterinary services, environmental health and local authorities.
Clarissa Baldwin Chairman of ADCH explains: “The conference promises a range of highly topical companion animal issues such as the welfare of dogs within the Irish Greyhound industry and the transportation of restricted breeds to the UK. I am delighted that we will be able to widen the reach of this important event by holding the conference in Dublin and I look forward to hearing the thoughts and ideas of delegates from Ireland.”
Tickets for the two-day event are priced at 50 Euros per delegate, and can be obtained by visiting www.adch.org.uk