Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Celebrating 60 Years of Animal Welfare for the CFHS

We had the privilege of spending this past Sunday and Monday attending and exhibiting at the Canadian Federation Humane Societies Conference in Ottawa.  Over 300 delegates from not for profit animal agencies were treated to two days of discussions topics ranging from what happens when shelters run out of animals and investigating animal crimes, to the illegal pet trade.

This was our first time attending the conference and it was well worth it.  We were able to connect and re-connect with colleagues from SPCA’s across the country offering them access to our pet care training programs and discussing the types of support PIJAC Canada can offer. 

Dr. David Suzuki and Barbara Cartwright, CFHS CEO
On particular highlight was the 60th Anniversary Gala on Sunday evening.  A spectacular event which celebrated the tremendous efforts of those who have made measurable improvements in the lives of domestic, agricultural and wild animals.  The keynote speaker and lifetime achievement award winner, David Suzuki, delivered a humorous and impassioned speech about how working for the well being of animals is an integral part of how we care for the planet. 

We sincerely wish the Canadian Federation of Humane Societies congratulations on their 60th Anniversary and a successful conference. We are already looking forward to next year.

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