(WJBK) - This fall, the Michigan Humane Society will host its 13th annual conference for hundreds of animal welfare advocates from across the Great Lakes region, bringing together professionals and volunteers from humane organizations, rescue groups, animal control, cruelty investigators, veterinarians and students in a common cause to advance the humane treatment.
- This year's conference will take place in Battle Creek on Oct. 24th and 25th.
- It will feature Dr. Kate Hurley from UC-Davis, whose work has transformed shelter medicine.
- Matt Pepper, president of MHS, will be talking about the link between violence against people and animals.
- We’re excited to have James Averill from Michigan’s Department of Agriculture talk about how the state works to protect, regulate and promote animal health.
- And we'll feature a session on how to get grants from Michigan’s animal welfare fund.
- To learn more or to register, visit: michiganhumane.org
Check out this week's adoptable pet is Jake. He's a young Doberman Pinscher, Hound mix who is currently being cared for at the Michigan Humane Society Rochester Hills Center. Call 1-866-648-6263 for information, use Pet ID: 838385 when calling.