The ASPCA’s Government Relations Division brought together 35 shelter leaders from the Florida Animal Control Association (FACA) and FAAWO’s bricks and mortar shelters for a day of high-level discussion on the status of animal welfare in Florida.
Participants shared in the exchange of ideas, discussed how to strengthen collaboration between FAAWO and FACA, and helped frame the future of animal welfare in the sunshine state.
The event was sponsored by the ASPCA and hosted by FAAWO.
Kate MacFall, HSUS, State Director, Jen Hobgood, ASPCA, Senior Director, State Legislation, Southeast Region, and Diana Ferguson, Esq., Rutledge Ecenia, FACA Lobbyist, presented on 2020 FL State Legislation. Florida Representative Sam H. Killebrew, District 41, an advocate for animal welfare legislation, attended to learn about the animal welfare challenges in the sunshine state.
Shannon Poindexter, ASPCA Legal Advocacy Counsel, presented on Effective Policy Approaches to Animal Cruelty and Neglect