2024 Agenda and Next Steps


It was a real privilege to be able to provide an opportunity for the animal rescue community to come back together. Here is our Agenda, including a list of the confirmed speakers and timings.


Entitled “Global Solutions To Tackle Local Issues”, this conference built on four key outcomes of California 2017; 

  • Behaviour – Human and animal 
  • Technical – Science behind the practice
  • Regulatory – International standards and codes of practice
  • Training – Cross discipline, modular driven approach

Conference 2024 key themes appealed to a broad range of people interested in the management of incidents involving animals;

  • Incidents Involving Animals – Understanding the requirements of an All Species – All Hazards – All Responders approach within Community Integrated Risk Management Planning 
  • Rescue and Trauma Care – Striving to improve practices in animal rescue and immediate care
  • Preparing for a climate emergency? – Considering proactive partnerships, building networks, planning a community response to emerging events 
  • Learning across borders – Engaging an international community to share learning and support each other through an International Community of Practice

First Responders – Veterinary Professionals – Emergency Planners – Civil Contingency Experts – Local Resilience Forums – Environmental Protection Agencies – Animal Welfare Sector – Community Responders – Animal Health and Transport Professionals – Government Officials;

Listen here as Professor Josh Slater gives his roundup of the outcomes from Glasgow 2024;