Monday, November 16, 2009

Panel Discussion on Homeless Animals

A few months ago, Pet Haven received a request from a professor at Concordia University to participate in a panel discussion on homeless pets. These types of discussion in our community are critical to increasing the awareness around homeless pets and the challenges are community faces with regards to homeless pets and the overpopulation crisis. Mary Ann Cameron, our Cat Adoption Director, will be representing Pet Haven on the panel. Sally Morton, our Dog Adoption Director, will also be there to answer questions. We are thrilled to be invited to participate in these discussions.

Each year, Concordia University, St. Paul recognizes "National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week" (Nov. 15-21) with a Convocation speech addressing these important social and political issues. This year, Concordia will be hosting a panel discussion on Homeless pets and animals.

The distinguished speakers will examine many of the challenges they face in trying to rescue homeless animals, operate shelters on tight budgets, and find people to adopt these pets. In addition, the speakers will also talk about how the recent recession and home foreclosure situation has affected pets and companion animals. The panel will include:

Mary Ann Cameron: Pet Haven of Minnesota
Kimberly Carrier: The Pet Project
Tammy Noack: Animal Humane Society
Christopher Nelson: Feline Rescue

This should be a fascinating discussion--please try to attend.

Where: Concordia University, St. Paul (275 Syndicate Street N/corner of Hamline and Marshall)
Room: Buenger Education Center (BEC)
When: Wednesday, November 18
Time: 12:00-1:00

For further information: contact Dr. David Woodard: 651-641-8713 or You may also visit their website for more information on their Wednesday Convocation Series.

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