National Council on Pet Population
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Mission Statement
The mission of the National Council on Pet Population is to connect those who affect the health and welfare of cats and dogs with the science based info, tools and insight they need to make sound, impactful decisions.


National Council on Pet Population & The Association for Animal Welfare Advancement
2018 Behavior Symposium

November 7, 2018
Kansas City Sheraton at Crown Center, MO

Research Symposium History
2017: Human Factors that Influence Pet Acquisition, Ownership, Retention and Relinquishment
2016: Solid, Stretched or Broken?: the Human-Animal Bond
2015: The Latest and Greatest Research Impacting Homeless Dogs and Cats
2014: Speaking of Behavior:  The Impact and Application of Behavioral Science in Animal Shelters
2013: CATS, the Ins and Outs:  Improving their Future through Research

2018 Board of Directors

Julia Albright, MA, DVM, DACVB Chair
Assistant Professor of Veterinary Behavior, University of Tennessee, College of Veterinary Medicine

Roger Haston, Ph.D. Vice Chair
Chief Administrative Officer, PetSmart Charities

James Bias, CAWA, Secretary
President, SPCA of Texas

Lori Redmon, Treasurer
President & CEO, Kentucky Humane Society

Keri Christensen
Manager Marketing Insights, Commercial Operations, Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc.

Lisa LaFontaine
CEO, Humane Rescue Alliance

Patricia Mercer, CAWA
President, Houston SPCA

Stephen J. Notaro, Ph.D.
Department of Kinesiology and Community Health, University of Illinois

Robert Rohde, CAWA,
President & CEO, Dumb Friends League

Janet Scarlett, DVM, MPH, PhD, Immediate Past Chair
Founder, Maddie's Shelter Medicine Program
Professor of Epidemiology, Cornell University

Jim Tedford, CAWA, Ex Officio
President & CEO


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