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Ohio Rethinking the Cat Symposium

Humane State brings cat symposium to Ohio


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The Humane State Program is pleased to present Rethinking the Cat, our renowned symposia on cat policy, advocacy and care. Shelters, rescues, ACOs, TNR/colony caretakers and advocates will have the opportunity to learn, network and share as they join their colleagues for a day that’s all about cats!

General presentations include:

  • The Latest on FIV and FeLV
  • The Big Cat Picture – putting all the pieces together
  • Funding Your Spay/Neuter (and TNR!) Efforts

Choose workshops from two exciting learning tracks:

Track One: Community Cats
Aligning Local laws with Humane Cat Management
Establishing a Suite of Community Cat Programs to Maximize Effectiveness
TNR Best Practices 2.0 – from trap selection to data collection
Community Outreach & Engagement

Track Two: Adoptable Cats
Feline Behavior & Enrichment
Foster Programs that Rock
Shelter Housing to Reduce Stress & Maximize Adoptions
The Million Cat Challenge – Perspectives from Ohio

Rethinking the Cat will be held in two locations. Training time is from 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Wednesday, October 3 – Cleveland, OH
Fairhill Partners
12200 Fairhill Road
Cleveland, OH 44120

Thursday, October 4 – Dayton, OH
Hope Church
Hudson Hall
5980 Wilmington Pike
Sugarcreek Township, OH 45459

Lunch and coffee will be provided and valuable prizes will be raffled. Register today!

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Rethinking the Cat Symposium is sponsored by PetSmart Charities and brought to you by the HSUS Humane State Program. The Humane State Program thanks these organizations for their support: