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Supporting Community Cats Webinar Series

Do you see cats outdoors in your community and wonder how to best help them? Are you involved with a trap/neuter/return organization and looking for ways to ramp up your efforts? Have you ever wondered why cat advocates and wildlife conservationists can’t seem to work together? All of these questions and more will be explored in this joint "Supporting Community Cats" webinar series with PetSmart Charities and The HSUS.

Join us for this series of free webinars from January to September. Each month will have three tracks:

  • Colony Level - Designed for caretakers and people looking to learn the practical hands-on skills of TNR.
  • Community Level - Designed for current TNR practitioners and those looking to help cats on a larger scale.
  • Hot Topics - Designed to explore different challenging issues each month, from wildlife interactions, to large scale hoarding/cruelty cases.

Please note: All webinars are managed through PetSmart Charities E-Learning center. You must set up an account in order to access the live and recorded webinars.

Enrolling is easy:

  • Click the session title
  • Log-in to your learning community account or create a new account
  • Click "Enroll" and enjoy the webinar

September Trainings

  • September 10, 2014, 3:00 p.m. ET
    Colony Level
    Funding Your TNR Program
    You know you need to spay and neuter all those community (feral and stray) cats in order to lower your community’s intake and euthanasia numbers, but how will you pay for it? Aimee St. Arnaud, founder of the high volume spay/neuter clinic Humane Ohio and current Extreme Projects Manager for the Humane Alliance, will show you all kinds of ways to raise funds for TNR, including grants, small events, co-pays and much more.
    Presenter: Aimee St. Arnaud
  • September 24, 2014, 3:00 p.m. ET
    Community Level
    Beyond Spay/Neuter - Medical Care for Community Cats
    Providing veterinary care for community cats can be an ongoing challenge. Learn protocols for the care of feral and free roaming cats, including what additional procedures can be done easily and without additional cost during spay/neuter surgery. Also discussed will be the best way to handle calls from caregivers about sick or injured cats, as well as how to best counsel caregivers on end of life services for their colony members.
    Presenter: Laura Gretch

October Trainings

  • October 15, 2014, 3:00 p.m. ET
    Hot Topics
    Million Cat Challenge
    Is it possible to end the euthanasia of cats in our shelters? Drs. Julie Levy and Kate Hurley, two of the leading academic veterinarians in the animal welfare field, say yes and will explain how, over the next five years, at least one million more cats can be saved. Cutting edge strategies and programs, plus new resources for helping cats, will be described.
    Presenters: Kate Hurley, DVM and Julie Levy, DVM

Did you miss a webinar? Not to worry, all webinars are recorded and are available on demand. See available archived Supporting Community Cats webinar topics.

Thank you to PetSmart Charities for their support
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