Conference to provide information on identifying and preventing animal cruelty

Long Beach City Prosecutor Doug Haubert and Long Beach Animal Care Services will join forces to present a free Animal Care & Cruelty Prevention Conference on Thursday, March 21.
“This event will educate the public and dispel some myths about animal care,” Haubert said. “It will also teach people how to identify animal cruelty and what to do if they see it.”
Free gifts, including vouchers for micro-chipping, pet supplies, grooming, and other services, will be given away to conference attendees while supplies last. Light refreshments will also be served.
“This is our second annual event,” said Animal Care Services Manager Ted Stevens. “The response to last year’s event was so positive, we decided to hold another one and expand the content.”
The conference will feature prominent speakers including: Deputy District Attorney Deborah Knaan, who supervises animal-cruelty prosecution for the LA District Attorney’s Office; Long Beach animal behaviorist Alexandra Macias; and shelter veterinarian Margaret Lee, DVM.
The event is being funded by sponsorships from the Golden State Humane Society, Friends of Long Beach Animals, Dogs & Cats Animal Hospital, Alpha Pet Care, Pet Partners, Social Compassion in Legislation, Pet Assistance Foundation, Go Fetch, Bixby Animal Clinic, Found Animals Foundation, Dan and Judy Crumpton and the Long Beach Pet Post. Media sponsors include: Gazette Newspapers,,, LB Pet Post, the Press-Telegram, the Signal Tribune and
Some sponsorship opportunities are still available. The conference will take place from 5:30pm to 8:30pm on March 21 at Recreation Park Community Center, 4900 East 7th St. RSVPs are recommended. For more information, call (562) 570-5626 or visit .

Source: Haubert’s office

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