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
2019 Research Symposium

November 18, 2019
Marriott Marquis in Houston, TX

Research Symposium History
2018: Behavior Symposium: Behavioral issues are among the most significant barriers to adoption, yet shelters find themselves with increasing percentages of these often difficult to place animals.
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

2019 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

Carmine DiCenso
Executive Director, Dakin Humane Society

Patricia Mercer, CAWA
President, Houston SPCA

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

Matthew Pepper
President & CEO, The Michigan Humane Society

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

Jim Tedford, CAWA, Ex Officio
President & CEO


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