Texas Animal Control Association Conference to be Held in San Antonio

ACOs to gather for educational seminars November 11-14.

ACOs to gather for educational seminars November 11-14.

By Jay Sabatucci, Board Member of the Texas Animal Control Association and Regional Program Manager of The Humane Society of the United States Southwest Regional Office

The Texas Animal Control Association Annual Conference 2007 will be held in San Antonio, TX on Thursday, November 11 through Sunday, November 14. The event will be held at the Radisson Hill Country Resort and Spa located at 9800 Westover Hills Blvd. in San Antonio. Special rates are being offered until October 21, so make your reservations NOW!

Current Member of TACA:
Before October 30, 2007 - $150
After October 30, 2007 - $160

Not a Current Member:
Before October 30, 2007 - $185*
After October 30, 2007 - $195*
(*Includes TACA Membership)

Mail your completed registration and check or credit card payment to:
TACA 2007 Conference, P.O. Box 7298, Abilene, TX 79608-7298


Sunday, November 11, 2007
10:00am – Exhibitors Set Up
2:00pm – 5:00am – Registration
6:00pm – TACA Business Meeting
7:00pm – Presidents Reception

Monday, November 12, 2007
7:30am – Registration
8:00am – Welcome & Opening Address
8:30am – Vendor Show Case
9:00am – Keynote Speaker – Coy Willis, Where We’ve Been and Where Were Going
10:00am – BREAK
10:30am – General Session – Jay – 2007 New Animals Laws in Texas
12:00am - Lunch On Your Own
1:30pm – General Session – Pam Burney, ASPCA – A tale of Two Hurricanes
3:00pm – BREAK
3:30pm – General Session – Laura Lanza, ASPCA – Animal Services -21ST Century Best Practices
5:00pm - Adjourn
7:00pm – Animal Control Olympics

Tuesday, November 13, 2007
8:30am – Breakouts 1&2
#1 – Steve Clark - Deciphering The Brand & Other Livestock Information
#2 – Keane Menefee, The ABC’s of SOP’s
10:00am – BREAK
10:30am – Breakouts 3&4
#3 – Jay Sabatucci, HSUS – Conflict Resolution With The Public
#4 – Officer Safety – Craig Griffith, Taylor County Sheriffs Office
12:00am – Awards Luncheon
1:30pm – Breakouts 5&6
#5 – Jane Malow, Why Some Organizations Sizzle While Others Sag.
#6 – Jay Sabatucci, HSUS – Emergency Animal Shelter Site Management
3:00pm – Adjourn for Sanctuary Tours

Wednesday, November 14, 2007
8:30 – DSHS Update With a Little History on ACO Training – Dr. Catherine Tull, DSHS Region 8
10:00 – BREAK/Close Silent Auction
10:45 – TXSART – Liz Wang - Decoding the Alphabet Soup: TXSART and Texas Animal Issues in
Emergency Management
12:00 – Drawings & Adjourn

For more information about the Texas Animal Control Association, conference details, and how to register:
Texas Animal Control Association website
Conference Registration Form

Posted by Jennifer Hayes, Best Friends Network
Photo credit: photo taken by Jennifer Hayes
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