The Maine Federation of Humane Societies is a statewide network of companion animal organizations working to support shelters and rescue groups in their missions. Their annual conference is an amazing opportunity for these groups to get to know one another, to learn from nationally known experts and to develop specific skills that will serve them well in their respective efforts.

This year’s conference will focus on “Avoiding Disaster,” from disinfection disasters to creating a disaster plan to animal intake disasters. Last year over 150 shelter and rescue staff attended and they are expecting more this year. The May HTR Foundation sees this collaborative humane education as essential to its mission and is proud to be able to offer its support.