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Spay Neuter Fund is established at the State Dept. of Agriculture but rules did not pass yet!
With no opposition but simply lack of time the rules for Spay Neuter Fund did not get through this legislative session.  Very sad timing for thousands of unwanted animals that will not make it until the legislature has time to deal with them.  Their time will run out due to this next year of delay.  
 
FOHO celebrates 20 years at conference in April!

We welcome you to attend the 2014 WV State Conference on Animals at the Days Hotel Conference Center in Flatwoods, WV, April 11 and 12.  This is FOHO’s ninth such conference celebrating 20 years serving the animal welfare community of West Virginia.  We have a preconference workshop certified by the WV Veterinary Board as the necessary continuing education workshop for the WV certified animal euthanasia technicians (CAETs).  And, we have a Saturday packed with informative sessions from renowned speakers.  Read on to find out more about this exciting conference. 

 Friday, April 11, 2013, All Day Preconference Workshop: Compassion Fatigue

This Compassion Fatigue or often called Compassion Stress Management Workshop is approved by the WV Veterinary Board as the necessary continuing education workshop for the WV certified animal euthanasia technicians for 2014. This workshop is not limited to certified animal euthanasia technicians since there are many who work in shelters throughout WV who deal with the heartache of euthanasia along with the stress of overwhelming shelter numbers.  This is especially true since 54 percent of all shelter animals die, many of whom are very adoptable animals. Also this workshop is helpful in dealing with the public and coping with all of the ongoing stress centered on saving animals from sometimes impossible situations.
Presenter—Doug Fakkema began his career in animal welfare in 1971. He is a renowned national and international trainer of Compassion Stress Management.  He spent 19 years working in animal shelters primarily as an executive director.
1 day cost - $125 / Compassion Fatigue Workshop 7:30 – 3:30 pm / Fees include full breakfast in conference room with lunch, afternoon break, new WV Animal Law Book, gifts, and conference handouts. (Lunch will provide both a meat and vegetarian option.)


Saturday, April 12, FOHO WV Conference on Animals 
This day will be loaded with a variety of topics and speakers.  From Commissioner Walt Helmick, WV Dept. of Agriculture, discussing the new WV spay neuter assistance fund to sessions on obtaining successful grants, recognizing & dealing with hoarders, fundraising ideas, developing protocol for saving shelter lives, the WV Puppy Mill Law, and dealing with the emotional cycles of saving animals will be offered. We will again offer our popular animal law round table.

1 day cost - $65/ WV State  Conference on Animals 8 – 4:45 pm / Fees include continental breakfast in conference room with lunch, afternoon break, new WV Animal Law Book, gifts, and conference handouts. Thanks to our conference sponsors, these sessions are offered at this premium price! (Lunch will provide both a meat and vegetarian option.)

Included you will find a list of sessions and presenters plus an application if you need to mail in your form with a check.  You can register online at www.fohowv.org   Payment required upon registration.  Mark your calendars now for this exciting event!    

 
Memorial Grant from ASPCA to FOHO WV to promote spay neuter efforts!

FOHO WV would like to thank the ASPCA for a memorial grant in memory of the recent passing of Kim Ludwig, after a long illness.  Kim, the daughter of our FOHO WV President, Betty Burkett would be so proud and pleased for this gift to FOHO WV; and that the money will be used to assist our animal advocacy effort in West Virginia primarily to promote our spay neuter program.   And, all of us at FOHO WV and the many other animal advocates around the state of WV offer our sincere condolences to Betty and her family. 

 
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FOHO WV would like to thank the ASPCA for a memorial grant in memory of the recent passing of Kim Ludwig, after a long illness.  Kim, the daughter of our FOHO WV President, Betty Burkett would be so proud and pleased for this gift to FOHO WV; and that the money will be used to assist our animal advocacy effort in West Virginia primarily to promote our spay neuter program.   And, all of us at FOHO WV and the many other animal advocates around the state of WV offer our sincere condolences to Betty and her family. 

 

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