You’re invited to the Best Friends Mid-Atlantic Summit!

You care deeply about the pets in your community and throughout your state. And it’s your compassion, commitment and expertise that we want at the table as we lay out lifesaving plans for the state of North Carolina and the surrounding areas.

Please join us for a special day of expert presentations and interactive discussions on how to save pets in your area of the country and end the killing of cats and dogs in our nation’s shelters by 2025.

Best Friends Mid-Atlantic Summit
January 18
Charlotte, North Carolina


This one-day event will include general sessions on saving more lives through the Best Friends Network and shelter-based community cat programs, as well as breakout sessions focusing on field operations, general shelter operations and leadership. Critical shelter data and lifesaving needs for Best Friends Mid-Atlantic region will be discussed.

If you have any questions, please feel free to email

We're looking forward to saving more lives together and hope to see you there!

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3-Day Behavior Workshop - Institute for Shelter Dogs

​February 22-24 (Friday through Sunday) 2019

We have secured 4 excellent speakers. Most of the speakers are not only veterinarians and experts in their field but they are heavily involved in animal rescue as well. Dr. Penny Jeffrey is the founder of one of the oldest pig sanctuaries here in NC.

1.      To understand proper housing, care, and veterinary care of farm animals while at the shelter
2.      To learn how to handle goats, pigs, and horses while at the shelter
3.      To learn basic welfare assessment
4.      Nutrition
5.      To become familiar with restrain techniques
6.      To learn how to screen adopters for farm animals

The seminar is designed for animal shelters and animal control facilities only.

5-6 hours and will include lunch

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