International Animal Welfare Conference (ICAWC) – 2012

The 14th International Companion Animal Welfare Conference (ICAWC) 2012 will be held in Vravrona, Greece from 16th – 18th October where Victor Barros,  Aanifeira’s President will be representing the shelter for this year.  The ICAWC is organized by Dogs Trust from the U.K. with a “belief in working towards a world  where no healthy companion animal is destroyed for want of a caring home with responsible owners”.

This will be the third year running that Aanifeira has attended these conferences and this year Victor is very much looking forward to joining friends from around the world in sharing ideas to bring a better understanding of companion animal welfare.

Three full days of programs with the presence of an international team of speakers, all experts in their field, will present new ideas and encourage discussion amongst all delegates.

Important topics such as Animal Welfare Law, Training and Behaviour and Population Management will make up part of the programme.   On the first day delegates will also have an opportunity to attend workshops on Behaviour/Training, ‘Can Model Laws Work?’, Digital, Volunteers and as well as session on ‘Ask the Vet’.    Additionally as the conference is held in Greece, there will be participation by the Greek Animal Welfare Fund on a session about the ‘Barrel Dogs’ of Greece, which sadly, is a common problem here in Portugal.

Once again Aanifeira is proud to be associated with Dogs Trust International and the ICAWC is well worth attending for those having a similar position as Aanifeira does.  There is always so much more to be learnt and gained in sharing and networking with people who have a common goal.  Click on this link ICAWC 2012 for more details.

About Aanifeira

Aanifeira – Associação dos Amigos dos Animais de Santa Maria da Feira is a non-profit/ no-kill organization with around 400 abandoned dogs and a small amount of cats in its care.
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