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“Mutts” Writer to be keynote speaker at NJ Animal Welfare Conference - 3/22-23

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    Mutts comic strip creator to be keynote speaker at NJ Animal Welfare Conference Manville, NJ, March 6, 2013—MUTTS is one of best comic strips of all time
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      "Mutts" comic strip creator to be keynote speaker at NJ Animal Welfare Conference

      Manville, NJ, March 6, 2013—MUTTS is "one of best comic strips of all time" said the late Charles Schulz, creator of Peanuts. The creator of The Simpsons, Matt Groening, stated "Patrick McDonnell's MUTTS is up there with Peanuts, Pogo, Krazy Kat, and Calvin and Hobbes- cartoons that are smart and funny, brilliantly drawn and full of heart." The Animal Welfare Federation of NJ (AWFNJ) is proud to present Patrick McDonnell, the creator of MUTTS, as the keynote speaker at the Annual Animal Welfare and Care Conference on Friday, March 22nd and Saturday, March 23rd at the Ocean Place Resort and Spa in Long Branch, NJ.

      As a special bonus, Patrick McDonnell will be available to autograph Mutts books purchased during the conference directly after his speech on Saturday, March 23.

      One of the largest of its kind in the country, the Conference brings together animal welfare professionals, volunteers and animal lovers for education, training and networking opportunities to help people learn how to more effectively help animals in their community and beyond.

      The devastation of Superstorm Sandy in October 2012 impacted both human and animal residents, as well as animal shelters and rescue groups. This year's AWFNJ conference will offer a specialized full-day disaster preparedness track.

      "We are pleased to include a special focus this year on disaster preparedness/response," said Niki Dawson, AWFNJ President and County Animal Response Team Leader. "The timing is right to both review the response to Sandy and ensure that we continue to improve upon our ability to protect New Jersey's animals during crises."
      In addition to the disaster preparedness track that will be offered on Friday, March 22 other workshop topics include:

      • Simple Steps to Identify, Promote & Place Overlooked Cats
      • How to Build and Grow your Foster House
      • Medical Issues Disguised as Behavior Problems
      • Shelter Enrichment
      • Behavior Modification for Cats
      • Reading Anxious Dogs and How to Address Their Behavior

      World-renowned speakers from organization across the country, including Farm Sanctuary, ASPCA, PetSmart Charities, and Humane Society of the United States, as well as local organization such as Antler Ridge Wildlife Sanctuary and Philadelphia Animal Control, will share information about life-saving programs that are helping homeless pets preparing for future disasters.
      Animal shelter and rescue groups will send their board members, employees, and volunteers, while animal lovers new to volunteering will also register to learn how to be part of life-saving efforts and make a difference.

      People can also help by making a donation to AWFNJ in support of the conference, and businesses can enjoy the benefits of sponsorship and participate as exhibitors, or feature their products in the conference's tricky tray.

      To learn more, register today, donate, sponsor or exhibit, please visit www.awfnj.org or contact info@....
      For registration and information visit www.awfnj.org and select Conference 2013. AWFNJ can be reached by telephone at 856-740-1344 and email at info@...


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      Incorporated in 1995, the AWFNJ acts as a unifying voice for the animal protection community. The AWFNJ advocates on animal welfare legislation; encourages the enforcement of animal cruelty laws; conducts programs to elevate the quality of care for animals; and acts as a resource to help members solve common problems. Member organizations can post positions available and events to AWFNJ's frequently accessed website.

      The AWFNJ is best known for organizing one of the largest annual animal welfare conferences on the east coast, which attracts attendees from around the country. We also serve as an information resource for animal welfare professionals throughout the state.
      For more information about the AWFNJ, please email Rose at info@... or call 856-740-1344.
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