Mandi Bono, Executive Director, reporting in to tell you about attending the Humane Society of the United States Annual Expo in April. A grant from Maddie’s Fund made it possible for me to attend! The week long event was packed with classes packed with new information, and a convention center full of vendors sharing information and sample items. I made new connections and now have contacts around the globe.
Officer Natalie Johnson and Officer Chris Bussey with the City of LaGrange Animal Services, also attended. We brought a wealth of knowledge and ideas back to LaGrange. We have new ideas on how to temperament test dogs, how to handle and alleviate some of the stress of the shelter environment, emergency preparedness for pet owners, ideas for lost/found dogs and options for re-homing dogs. We are most excited about the possibility of bringing Dogs Playing for Life to LaGrange! (Watch the blog for more details.)
How’s this for a tail wagging happening: LaGrange Troup County Humane Society received an additional $500 grant by participating in events at the conference! This was so exciting, as every dollar means so much to us helping dogs in Troup County and beyond.
I look forward to seeing more happy tails, as we implement what we learned.
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