2016 NZCAC Conference Presentations


The 2016 Conference was a great success. All presentations proved very popular and many generated a great number of questions and discussion. We are now pleased to make many of the presentation available as PDF downloads.

The conference booklet promoting the event is still available if you would like to read the profile of a speaker, or to review the event programme. Please click the image below, or click here to download our 1.2Mb PDF file.

nzcac2016coverConference Presentations - The 2016 Conference presentations included:

Assisi Award Winners

Congratulations to the 2016 recipients of the NZCAC Assisi award:

  • Ingrid Morris
    ingrid 300pxIngrid has been at the SPCA Canterbury for over 17 years, where she is the first point of contact for the public. She has developed extensive contacts and networks to provide better animal outcomes in the Canterbury community. She played a pivotal role during the Christchurch earthquakes when SPCA Canterbury hosted an Emergency Animal Response Centre to assist with homeless pets, homeless owner and a city in shock. Ingrid’s personal qualities of selflessness, diligence, calmness under pressure and dedication were invaluable as the centre sought to process many hundreds of displaced, stressed and injured animals. Ingrid continues to give outstanding service to SPCA Canterbury. She can be found most days pacing the reception area with headphones on talking calmly, firmly and reassuringly to a client on the phone, often there is a complex animal welfare issue to be resolved on the other end of the line and she gives the impression that she has all the time in the world to help.

  • Robin Thomson
    robin 300pxRobin has fostered kittens for Cats Protection League Canterbury for nearly 30 years and is recognised as an expert in this field. At one time she was rehoming all of Cats Protection League’s kittens from her home whilst holding down a full time job. She is now Kitten Co-ordinator for the organisation, passing on her vast knowledge and providing support to other fosterers including home visits, collecting kittens, taking them to the vet for their final check-up and delivering them to the cattery for adoption. Robin served as Treasurer of Cats Protection League Canterbury for six years and has also served as President from 2002-2003 and again from 2009 until the present time. . During this time the League has introduced early desexing, microchipping, the feline fix desexing programme and is currently building a new cattery to replace the current earthquake damaged premises.


The NZ Companion Animal Council gratefully acknowledges the generous support of its sponsors at this event:
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