“Expo helps rejuvenate me. I love that it's very large and there's so many topics covered and tracks. I understand that not everyone can go to a tons of conferences, so Animal Care Expo is awesome because there's so much…That’s why I think it's important to send more than one team member… and divide and conquer. Then you’re also empowering staff members who loves whatever it is, they can come back and be the cheerleader and initiate projects, then they're going to be happier at work and they're going to do a better job educating others…There's people of all backgrounds and job descriptions, which I also like. I feel like Expo is one of the conferences that has worked to be inclusive and share up-to-date information.”
—Tabitha Kucera, RVT, CCBC, KPA-CTP, Owner, Chirrups and Chatter
“All the content and exhibitors who were at the expo were a great opportunity to acquire better knowledge, in general everything was of great contribution.”
“Some of the presentations were amazing. Pets for Life is doing great work. I also learned a lot about how I can promote DEI in my org and further our relationship with our tribal partners. I was also specifically hoping to connect with someone on getting samples of legal documents that could be used for respite fostering which is a huge need here right now, and I found everything I needed in the eviction toolkit! I literally got ALL the things I was hoping for (and more) from this expo. Thank you!”
“Thank you for allowing me to attend the Animal Care Expo, it reignited a spark in my soul for animal welfare!”
“I had to learn how to run an animal shelter. I didn’t know how to do that and it was something very new. I went to Expo in Ft. Lauderdale and it was the craziest few days of my life. I had never been in a place with so many likeminded people and to see what all was out there in terms of animal welfare. I knew that I was exactly where I needed to be.”
—Garrett Parsons, Interfaith Hospitality Network of Greater Cincinnati
“Animal Care Expo provides an avenue to meet the people across the country and the world who are doing their part to improve animal welfare in a variety of ways. Every year, I leave with fresh ideas of how to improve the lives of the animals in my community. While I cannot implement every suggestion, nor can I sign up for every program offered, I always take away at least one big idea to bring back to my agency. Through all the years I have attended Expo, I always find something unexpected to carry home with me. It is this, along with a renewed sense of purpose from listening to the stories of challenges and triumphs of others from around the world, is what has me coming back every year.”
“The Animal Care Expo was great. I was able to learn from and meet professionals who helped me develop a solid volunteer program for my organization.”
“HSUS Animal Care Expo truly has something for everyone. From workshops, social networking to the amazing exhibit hall Expo rewards seasoned attendees and motivates and inspires newer attendees.!”
“[My first Expo] was such an awesome introduction to the bigger animal welfare world.”
—Ana Zorilla, CEO, Louisiana SPCA
“Expanding the meaning of animal welfare beyond my own involvement. Learning new techniques and collaborating and sharing ideas, successes, and innovations!”
—Debbie Carman, Lifesaving & Care Specialist, Best Friends Animal Society
“Loving all of the day's sessions!”
“Today was really inspiring!”
“My first time at expo but it certainly won’t be the last.”
“This is my tenth year attending Expo. I am not lying when I say it’s my favorite conference - I always get a ton out of it.”
—Caitlin Quinn, DOO, HeartsSpeak
“Really great conference - thanks to all the exhibitors - good stuff!”
—Debbie Darling Norris
“So happy with the wonderful and informative content presented today.”
“Thank you to everyone for all the information! It has been a great conference!”
“This has been an amazing three days - so inspiring to see so much talent, commitment and passion gathering from around the world!”
—Melissa Tedrowe, HSUS Staff
“I’ve attended [Animal Care Expo] four times. Having the opportunity to see who is really successful with a program and ask them for more information and take their best advice, being able to avoid those potholes, that’s great information and you can only get that from networking with peers.”
—Christina Flanagan, COO, Arizona Animal Welfare League & SPCA
“My favorite part was learning of resources I did not know existed. Thank you for a great expo, look forward to in person 2022!”
“Expo gave me insight into animal welfare topics I wouldn't have had otherwise, and I'm so glad I got to go!”
“What a great event this year. So many great topics for learning. I was unable to watch many as I am working, but plan on watching the on demands. I am very interested in the oral contraceptive... Thank you for yet another wonderful event...”
"So many great topics and workshops...the exhibit hall...Great job this year."
—Nancy McKenney, Marin Humane
“I think it is one of the most fantastic experiences. Not only are the speakers and topics incredibly valuable, but the networking opportunities are marvelous.”
—Matt Pepper, CEO, Michigan Humane
“This was my first animal welfare conference and I was blown away meeting so many knowledgeable and passionate people. Sessions were informative and actionable!”
"Access to so many topics and experts! So much fun!"
—Lynne Riley, Maddie & Friends Inc Salem Co.
"I literally got ALL the things I was hoping for (and more) from this Expo. Thank you!"
—Carrie Openshaw, Secondhand Hounds
"As a first time attendee for at HSUS Expo, I found the event inspiring and professionally engaging. I look forward to attending future Expos."
“The Animal Care Expo was all around a great experience. Not only are you learning useful tips and tricks for the workplace, but you also get to connect and build relationships with other organizations!”