2014 No Kill Conference


Michigan Pet Fund Alliance’s 2014 No Kill conference, Getting to the Goal, was held in Troy, MI on September 4 & 5.

See complete schedule here and full conference program, including session descriptions, speakers bios, and exhibitor contact info here. 

2013 Michigan Shelters by Save and Live Release Rate report is here, map is here, and award winners are here

Several of the speakers have provided materials from their presentations: 

Jennifer Clarkson, Christina Kotowski, Melissa Miller-Szumlinski: Dog Aide Chart

Dr. Kate Hurley: Tipping Point 2014: Radically rethinking our response to cats

Reva Laituri: Why No Kill Makes Dollars and Sense: The Economics of No Kill Sheltering

Dr. Julie Levy: Saving Community Cats

Julie Lewin: Contact her at with questions or to schedule a webinar.

Dr. Karen L. Overall: Behavior Assessments in Shelters: How Bad Tests Are Killing Good Dogs

Nathan Winograd: No Kill Advocate’s Toolkit and

Media coverage of the event:

Fox 2 News interview with MPFA Chairperson Deborah Schutt and Macomb County Chief Animal Control Officer Jeff Randazzo

WXYZ Channel 7 coverage of the conference, including interviews with speakers Jennifer Clarkson, Dr. Kate Hurley, Jeff Randazzo, and Dr. Julie Levy

Oakland Press article

Great tips from exhibitors:

Datamars/Petlink:  Proper Scanning for Microchips and video

Thank you to our 2014 conference sponsors:


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Tomahawk Live Trap



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