Animals In Focus

This unique animal care event hosts speakers and presenters from around Australia and Internationally – covering topics on animals in need of care, their treatment, rehoming rescue animals, and ‘left field’ thinking to reduce intake and marketing initiatives that find homes faster.

This conference goes beyond the care of animals and includes the ‘care of your organisation’. Covering social media, public relations, marketing, fundraising and volunteerism – it presents case studies and initiatives that will help your services survive and thrive.


Our 2014 Keynote Speaker, sponsored by dlc Australia

Kit Jenkins, PetSmart Charities

Our Keynote Speaker is Kit Jenkins. Kit Jenkins, our International Keynote speaker, has many years’ experience working in shelters in the US. Kit currently works for PetSmart Charities where she actively supports animal welfare every day.

Kit will provide an overview of the changing face of animal shelters, give advice about introducing cats to foster and permanent homes, as well as discuss how to showcase pets as individuals. Other exciting speakers will cover animal emotions, how to use social media, domestic violence and much more.


Carey Edwards

Before Australian Working Dog Rescue (AWDRI), Carey was a qualified carpenter & registered builder. Other skills Carey has picked up along the journey of life, enabling him to design and implement the functions of AWDRI, include computer programming, project & disaster management in both the finance and building sectors, sports administration (having also founded a basketball club) as well as a love of all things Australian. This also led him to clamber over the Kokoda track in