Tri-County Humane Society Executive Director Receives Scholarship

Saint Cloud, MN, October 08, 2017 --( Vicki Davis, CAWA, Executive Director of Tri-County Humane Society in St. Cloud, will attend the 2017 SAWA Annual Conference in Miami, Florida, this November as a Legacy of Leadership Scholarship recipient.

The 2017 conference topics include the National Council on Pet Population 2017 Research Symposium and Human Factors that Influence Pet Acquisition, Ownership, Retention and Relinquishment.

The leaders of the National Council on Pet Population work to facilitate the collection, evaluation, and communication of reliable information to promote positive human-animal interactions, and reduce the number of homeless cats and dogs. This Research Symposium will feature ten highly esteemed researchers' summary of their completed studies and how the findings may be applied at the shelter or community level.

About Vicki Davis, CAWA
Vicki Davis has served as Executive Director of Tri-County Humane Society since 1984. She holds the certification of CAWA (Certified Animal Welfare Administrator), which is designed to distinguish the knowledge, skills and achievements of high-level managers working in animal welfare and protection; to support best practices within the profession; and to broaden the understanding among those making hiring decisions and the general public of the specialized qualifications required to successfully lead non-profit organizations and governmental agencies dedicated to animal care.

About SAWA
SAWA (Society of Animal Welfare Administrators) is a professional network that develops and promotes industry best practices, cultivates collaboration, and brings out the best in animal welfare leaders. We believe that as leaders in animal welfare, we are accountable to each other, to the communities we serve, and to the collective impact we seek to make as a profession. It is our intention to establish standards of competence, integrity and professionalism by which we will judge our own work, and which, we hope, will identify us as the best in our field.

About Tri-County Humane Society
Tri-County Humane Society (TCHS) is a private, non-profit, independently operated shelter that believes in the human-animal bond and exists to support Central Minnesota by practicing and promoting quality adoption services and education programs. TCHS gives temporary care to homeless animals until such time as they can be adopted into new families. Animals come to TCHS through surrenders and transfers from shelters that are full or less-trafficked. Medical services are provided for animals that require it as well as altering in keeping with TCHS’ spay/neuter initiative. The tremendous success rate of adoptions is due to a terrific support system made up of staff, a governing board of directors and many, many volunteers dedicated to a clean, cheerful, healthy, and inviting atmosphere for both animals and people.
Tri-County Humane Society
Vicki Davis