For the first time, your organization’s staff and volunteers can take advantage of three learning and networking opportunities in one regional event, including topics that might otherwise only be accessible at a national conference. Each attendee can select one of the following topics as the focus of their two days:

  • Continuing education training for Humane Society Police Officers (HSPOs)
  • Euthanasia-by-injections certification at 50% or more off the regular class price (limit 25 attendees)
  • Annual conference for shelter staff & volunteers with wide ranging topics such as:
    • Help them Help You – how to save more lives through hospitality: Elizabeth Jensen, Northeast Regional Director, Best Friends Animal Society
    • Leadership and Trends in the Animal Welfare Movement: Elizabeth Jensen, Northeast Regional Director, Best Friends Animal Society and Jane Hoffman, President of the Mayor’s Alliance for NYC’s Animals
    • Using Cat Pawsitive in the Shelter Setting: Miranda Workman, MS, CABC, CBCC-KA, Lead Trainer-Mentor and Content Developer, Cat Pawsitive, The Jackson Galaxy Project, A Signature Program of 
    • More and Better Adoptions: Natalie DiGiacomo, CAWA, Director of Community Outreach, Bucks County SPCA 
    • Moving & Shaking with Animal Relocation: Linda Torelli, Marketing Director, Brandywine Valley SPCA
    • Large Scale Community TNR Programs: Kathleen O’Malley, Director of TNR Education, New York City Feral Cat Initiative
    • To Boldly Go: Shelter-Based & Non-Profit Public Veterinary Hospitals: Karel Minor, Chief Executive Officer; Damon March, Chief Operating Officer; and Dr. Alicia Simoneau, Chief Veterinary Officer, Humane Pennsylvania 
  • Just $99 for members or $125 for non-members for each of the above tracks (HSPO, continuing ed, euthanasia training, or annual conference)

All attendees may also attend the opening keynote by Elizabeth Jensen, Northeast Regional Director, Best Friends Animal Society.

Partial Conference Agenda
additional guest speakers to be confirmed

8am – 9am
: Registration
9am – 10am: Key note speaker
1030am – 630pm: Conference, euthanasia training, continued education
7pm – 830pm: Meet & greet reception

8am – 830am: Registration
830am – 5pm: Continued education
9am – 5pm: Conference & euthanasia training



What’s Included?

  • All necessary credits for HSPO continuing education according to the Department of Agriculture
  • Lunch
  • Bus trip to local farm (HSPO continuing education track only)
  • Networking reception with hors d’oeuvres and drink ticket





Best Western Premier: The Central Hotel & Conference Center
800 E Park Dr, Harrisburg, PA 17111
Phone: 717-561-2800

A limited amount of discounted rooms are available May 8th and 9th, 2019. To make your reservation you may call 717-561-2800 and ask for the Federation of Humane Societies of PA room block or book online by clicking on the button below.

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