Rita Landgraf, Secretary
Jill Fredel, Director of Communications
302-255-9047, Cell 302-357-7498
Date: May 17, 2016
Hetti Brown, Director, Division of Public Health (DPH) Office of Animal Welfare (OAW)
Shauna McVey, Program Coordinator, OAW Representatives from animal rescue organizations and independent animal rescuers
|WHAT:||The first-ever Animal Rescue Summit will bring together animal rescue organizations and independent animal rescuers from across Delaware for a day of networking and seminars with regional and national animal welfare experts. Topics of discussion will include boosting adoptions, volunteer and foster networks, fundraising, strategies for difficult-to-place animals, medicine for rescues, and targeted trap-neuter-return. The summit will provide those involved or interested in animal rescue in Delaware with best practices to help animals.|
|WHEN:||Thursday, May 19, 2016, Noon-1:00 p.m. OAW Director Hetti Brown and Program Coordinator Shauna McVey will be available for interviews to discuss the purpose of the summit and the summit's key topics during the Humane Society of the United States sponsored lunch and keynote address.|
|WHERE:||Maple Dale Country Club, 180 Mapledale Road, Dover, DE 19904.|
|VISUALS||Photo opportunities of the keynote address will be available from 12:30 p.m.-1:00 p.m.|
Delaware Health and Social Services is committed to improving the quality of the lives of Delaware's citizens by promoting health and well-being, fostering self-sufficiency, and protecting vulnerable populations. DPH, a division of DHSS, urges Delawareans to make healthier choices with the 5-2-1 Almost None campaign: eat 5 or more fruits and vegetables each day, have no more than 2 hours of recreational screen time each day (includes TV, computer, gaming), get 1 or more hours of physical activity each day, and drink almost no sugary beverages.
Delaware Health and Social Services is committed to improving the quality of the lives of Delaware's citizens by promoting health and well-being, fostering self-sufficiency, and protecting vulnerable populations.