2017 Adult Spring Speakers Series

We are so excited to announce that we have lined up all of our speakers for the 2017 Adult Spring Speaker Series (high school students and adults only.) The purpose of the adult speaker series is to help give our high school and adult community members more information on animal welfare topics. All of the speaker presentations are free. Check them out and join us!

Presentation One: Essential Oils for Animals

Are you interested in holistic solutions to your pet’s physical and emotional health? Essential oils offer a simple, natural solution to many everyday problems, and anyone can use them safely.

In this one-hour class, you will learn:

  • How to choose oils for your pets.
  • Basic safety practices and simple guidelines.
  • Recipes and protocols for common needs.
  • Plus, there will be lots of giveaways.

Presenter: Nikki Dean, Essential Oils Educator - Tuesday, March 7, 2017 - 5:00 - 6:00 pm

Nikki Dean is an Essential Oils Educator, as well as a Yoga, Meditation, and Mindfulness Instructor. She has been passionately teaching people around the world how to be their best, healthiest and most abundant selves since 2003.




Presentation Two: Pet First Aid and Identifying Pet Emergencies
Want to be better prepared if your pet has an emergency? Come check out Pet First Aid Basics with Dr. Kang where she will go over how to recognize pet emergencies and go over basic first aid for common injuries such as ski lacerations. 

Presenter: Gina Kang, DVM – Tuesday, April 11th - 5:00-6:00 pm
(Seating is limited to fifteen.)

Dr. Kang, DVM, MS is owner of Doctor’s Office for Pets, located in Truckee, CA.  She has been in Truckee for the past 6 years, and sees dogs, cats, birds, reptiles, and the occasional goat. Dr. Kang loves to mountain bike with her dog, Juniper as well as cuddle with her cat, Jack.


Presentation Three: Estate Planning to ensure your pets are cared for.
What would happen to your pets if you became incapacitated or passed away?

Presenter: Rich E. Molsby, Managing Partner, Law Offices of Molsby & Bordner, LLP - Tuesday, May 9th - 5:00-6:00 pm

We love our pets like family and it’s important to ensure their safety and well-being in the tragic instance that we may not be able to care for them for their entire life.

Did you know that you can establish a pet trust as part of your estate plan and it is legally binding and enforceable by California law?

As part of a pet trust, you can designate a friend or trusted advisor to oversee that the trust’s funds are properly used to care for your pet(s). In addition, only you know the intricacies of the daily life of your pet(s) and who among your family or friends could provide them with the type of home they’re accustomed to. A pet trust is a powerful and meaningful way to ensure your pets’ well-being. This presentation will help you understand a pet trust and give you tips on setting one up with an attorney.

To attend one or all of these great presentations, contact Erin Ellis at 530-582-2472 or email erin@hstt.org today.