Great Lakes Animal Welfare Conference

October 22-23, 2018

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Don’t miss the 2018 Great Lakes Animal Welfare Conference, October 22-23, presented by the Michigan Humane Society!

The region’s largest annual animal welfare training and networking event takes place in one central location – the enchanting FireKeepers Casino Hotel in Battle Creek, Michigan.

For two days, conference attendees are immersed in sessions, events, and the latest research, theories and program applications. Participants include frontline caregivers, animal fosters, veterinarians, board members, volunteers and more looking to learn and connect with colleagues from across the region.


Britney Wallesch

Black Dog Animal Rescue

This year, our theme is “One Team, One Goal.” We’re proud to welcome keynote speaker, Britney Wallesch, founder and executive director of Black Dog Animal Rescue, a foster-based dog and cat rescue headquartered in Cheyenne, WY. Started ten years ago in her apartment, BDAR has grown to become the largest companion pet rescue in the state of Wyoming.





The Association for Animal Welfare Advancement Leadership Track

We are excited to announce that we are partnering with the Association for Animal Welfare Advancement once again. The Association will be sponsoring a Leadership Track at the conference.

For more information about The Association, please visit


Take $10 OFF your next dog or cat adoption from MHS with this coupon

Interested in sponsoring the 2018 Great Lakes Animal Welfare Conference? Contact Danielle Blasko, Director of Events and Corporate Giving, at 248-283-5643 or View our sponsorship opportunities HERE.