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Announcing New NEPA Animal Welfare Collaborative Committees, and More!


A follow-up from the last NEPA Animal Welfare Collaborative meeting…

Thanks to all who have expressed interest in participating in a NEPA Animal Welfare Collaborative committee.

We are pleased to announce the Committees List for the NEPA Animal Welfare Collaborative.




Here are the first meeting dates of each committee:

Steering/Governance Committee
Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Pet Expo/Animal Care Summit Committee
Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Programs Committee
Monday, March 16, 2020

Communications/Advocacy/Legislative Committee
Thursday, March 26, 2020

Each of these first committee meetings will be held from 6:00 p.m – 7:00 p.m. at the Scranton Area Community Foundation Conference Room, 615 Jefferson Ave, Suite 102, Scranton. (The Scranton Area Community Foundation Conference Room is located inside the JCC building. Enter the first set of glass doors nearest the parking lot and proceed down the ramp.) 


The next NEPA Animal Welfare Collaborative Meeting will take place on March 19, 2020, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Albright Community Library (500 Vine St, Scranton).

Join us as we learn best practices in creating an interactive marketing strategy and framing messages that resonate with the people we want to reach. Tony Bartocci, Partner at Posture Interactive, will be the guest speaker leading this Marketing Strategy Training. At this meeting, we will discuss how the NEPA Animal Welfare Collaborative can publicize its objectives using media, digital marketing, and interactive technology. Updates on the Collaborative’s objectives to date and reports from committee progress will also be discussed.

To attend this meeting, please RSVP to Dana Hunter at 570-347-6203, ext. 307, or dhunter@safdn.org. 


We’d like to thank Kristen Tullo, Pennsylvania State Director of the Humane Society of the United States, for speaking about best practices in advocacy skills in relation to animal issues during our last meeting that was held on Wednesday, February 19, 2020.
Check out this article that the Scranton Times-Tribune published following our meeting last week which shines a positive light on our important work:

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