Welcome to G2Z e-News #5
Getting 2 Zero

Welcome to the fifth edition of G2Z e-News!

5th National G2Z Summit - draft program

The planning process for the 5th National G2Z Summit is roaring along and we are pleased to announce the release of the draft program. You can view it here.

Maddies Fund
Maddies Fund Community Lifesaving Awards

One of our special international presenters, Sharon Harmon, (CEO Oregon Humane Society) had some fantastic news last month.
OHS are part of the Animal Shelter Alliance of Portland, along with 5 other groups, who were awarded the prestigious Community Lifesaving Award by Maddies Fund.
The award is for achieving and maintaining an adoption guarantee for all healthy shelter dogs and cats for two years in a row and is worth $1 million. You can read more about the award here.
Sharon will be speaking on life saving community coalitions at the 5th National G2Z Summit this September. Find out more about the Summit here.

Small Animal Talk
Small Animal Talk blog

Have you seen Dr Anne Fawcetts’s blog, Small Animal Talk?
Dr Fawcett is a Sydney-based small animal veterinarian and journalist who also lectures in veterinary science at the University of Sydney.
SAT is a space for veterinarians, pet owners and anyone who thinks about how they might improve the lot of non-human animals.
Getting 2 Zero’s coordinator, Nell Thompson, was interviewed for SAT and you can read the interview here.

Creative university project on indiscriminate dog breeding

Nicole Vaughan is a university student working on a project to demonstrate the results of unplanned litters in dogs.
Nicole’s project took the form of an animation featuring her own dog, Jessie. You can view Nicole’s amazing work here.

6 secrets to better networking

One of the primary drivers for delegates in attending the G2Z Summits is to connect with others in the sector.
Creating relationships and networking can greatly assist your work on a daily basis.  Recently an article on LinkedIn, and thanks to Dave Kerpen, caught our attention, speaking about how to maximise your networking efforts.
You can read more here and we look forward to seeing our delegates connect at the Summit in September.

What's happening with cats?

An interesting paper on cat shelter admissions, descriptions and risk factors was published earlier this year in the Australian Veterinary Journal.
In case you didn’t catch it at the time you can read the paper here.

Gold Coast
Summit fun!

There are two exciting complimentary events taking place at this year’s Summit that everyone is invited to!
Please come along to the Welcome cocktail get together on Wednesday 11th September 5.30 – 7.30pm and meet your fellow Summit attendees over a relaxing drink and delicious finger food.
On Thursday morning, local animal shelter supporter and elite personal trainer, Nikki Fogden Moore, will conduct a special Wake up Workout session on the beach, just for Summit attendees!
Bookings are essential and you can book your spot when you register for the Summit and Workshops here.

Further your knowledge with a webinar

Have you heard about the Maddies Institute webinar series?
There is a two part webcast coming up in which Dr Kate Hurley, Director of UC Davis Shelter Medicine program and 2011 G2Z Summit special presenter, discusses progressive cat management strategies. Learn more here.
Progressive cat management will be the subject of a number of sessions, including a Panel Discussion, at this year’s Summit.

Introducing the 5th National G2Z Summit sponsors!

We would like to introduce you to some of the Summit sponsors.
Many thanks to the following organisations for showing their support and ensuring the success of the 5th National G2Z Summit.

Gold sponsor                                     Silver sponsor                        Bronze sponsor
Animals Australia                Shelter Buddy                Therian animal care solutions
If you know anyone that may be interested in supporting the Summit please contact us to receive further information.

Early Bird special
Early bird Summit registrations closing soon!

Have you registered for the 5th National G2Z Summit & Workshops?
There is less than a month to go until the early bird special closes so get in quick! You can secure your spot here.

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Past Issues of G2Z e-News
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