AWFNJ Presents: From Stray to Home: Tools You Can Use to Save More Cat Lives

August 16, 2013

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8:00 am – 8:15 am
Registration & Continental Breakfast

8:15 am - 9:45 am

Thinking Outside The Cat Box: How To Save More Felines, Emily Garman, The Social Animal

9:45 am – 10:00 am - Break

10:00 am – 11:45 am
Feline Enrichment and Stress Reduction, Dr. Stephanie Janezcko,

11:45 am – 12:30 pm - Lunch

12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Feline Safe Handling, Natasha Drain, American SPCA

2:00 pm – 2:15 pm  - Break

2:15 pm – 3:45 pm
Pets for Life: Reaching Cats in Your Community, Ashley Mutch, Humane Society of the US

3:45 pm – 4:00 pm  - Break

4:00 p m – 5:30 pm
TNR Panel Discussion

Supported by generous gifts from the Animal Welfare Association of Voorhees and Stretch and Scratch

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Speakers, Topics and Schedule Subject to Change

ASPCA Upcoming Webinars - August - October 2013

August 10, 2013

Super Cat Adoption Event Sat. June 8 - North Brunswick

May 12, 2013

Super Cat Adoption To Be Held June 8

If you’re looking to add a feline to your family, be sure to save the date for the North Brunswick Humane Association’s Second Annual Super Cat Adoption. On Saturday, June 8, from 10 am to 3 pm, animal shelters and rescues from throughout New Jersey will bring more than 140 of their most beautiful cats and kittens to the Recreation Center at our Lady of Peace, located at 1740 Route 130 North in North Brunswick. Featured will be food vendors, prizes, raffles and gift bags. For information, contact Jay Soloway at (917) 658-9952 or visit

Date: Saturday, June 8, 2013

Time: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Place: Recreation Center, Our Lady of Piece, 1740 Route 130 North, No. Brunswick

For info: Jay Soloway at 917-658-9952 or visit

Participating Shelters and Rescues

All Fur Love, Edison Animal Shelter/Sammy’s Hope, Eleventh Hour Rescue, Happy Homes, Karma Cat + Zen Dog Rescue Society, Katie’s Pet Depot, Liberty Humane Society, Lost Paws Animal Rescue, Old Bridge Animal Shelter, S.A.R.A., Second Chance for Animals/Franklin Township Animal Shelter, St. Hubert’s Animal Welfare Center, TLC Rescue, Trenton Cats Rescue, Whiskers Rescue.

Maddie’s Institute Webcast Series: Shelter Crowd Control: Keeping Community Cats Out of Shelters

January 13, 2012

Do you want to stop the tragic deaths of shelter cats, and cut your shelter’s cat intake dramatically and almost overnight? Want to practice high-volume, high-quality spay/neuter and disease management on cats? How about learning how to get your community – including municipal government – on board with trap-neuter-return programs? Want evidence that such programs can actually work to reduce the population of community cats, prevent the spread of disease, and save resources and money for local shelters?

Then be sure to join us on Thursday, January 26, 2012, at 9 PM Eastern Time, when Maddie’s Institute will present Shelter Crowd Control: Keeping Community Cats Out of Shelters, a free webcast with Julie Levy, DVM, Director of Maddie’s® Shelter Medicine Program at the University of Florida and founder of Operation Catnip, a feral cat spay/neuter program in Gainesville, Florida. The webcast can be accessed via computer or on a mobile device.

Register now! Thursday, January 26 at 9 PM Eastern Time! Maddie’s Institute will be hosting an extraordinary presentation with Dr. Julie Levy, DVM, PhD, on a revolutionary approach to feral/community cats.

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Dr. Levy will give an overview and analysis of the community cat population and examine the principles and practicalities of humane cat management.

Attendees will learn:

  • How to do high-quality surgery in a high-volume environment
  • How to get the most out of limited resources without cutting corners on infectious diseases, vaccination, and medical decisions
  • How to get your local government on your side, including language that can be provided as sample municipal code
  • Evidence that proves TNR works
  • The secrets of non-lethal management of community cats, including confinement, neutering, and adoption
  • What it takes to get broad-based community support for TNR

Attendees will also be entered in a drawing to win one Rigid Live Cat Trap and one Neighborhood Cat Drop Trap, both donated by Tomahawk Live Traps, and eight copies of Maddie’s® Infection Control Manual.

Shelter Crowd Control: Keeping Community Cats Out of Shelters is part of an ongoing series of educational programs from Maddie’s Institute, a program of Maddie’s Fund®, the nation’s leading funder of shelter medicine education. Maddie’s Institute brings cutting edge shelter medicine information from universities and animal welfare leaders to shelter veterinarians, managers and staff as well as private practice veterinarians, rescue groups and community members to increase the lifesaving of homeless dogs and cats community-wide.

If you have questions, please contact us at .

Maddie’s Institute is pleased to be able to offer CE credit to veterinary professionals. In order to qualify for CE credit we ask that individuals attend and participate in the entire program. CE is also available for on-demand presentations, which have additional requirements.

This program was reviewed and approved by the AAVSB RACE program for 1 hour of continuing education in jurisdictions which recognize AAVSB RACE approval. Please contact the AAVSB RACE program if you have any comments/concerns regarding this program’s validity or relevancy to the veterinary profession.

This course has been pre-approved for Certified Animal Welfare Administrator continuing education credits.


October 13, 2010

Course Developed by ASPCA with Funding by COPS

The U.S. Department of Justice Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS), in partnership with the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals ® (ASPCA®), today announced a new online course to help law enforcement and animal welfare professionals better detect, investigate, and take action against dogfighting.
The course, entitled Combating Dogfighting, was developed by the ASPCA with COPS funding as a two-hour, two-part curriculum. Part one offers a comprehensive overview of dogfighting issues in the United States, while the second part provides information and resources on effective response, investigation and enforcement.
“We are pleased to support the development of an easily accessible resource that will help communities throughout the country more effectively crackdown on dogfighting,” said COPS Director Bernard K. Melekian. “Dogfighting on its own, or when linked to other illicit activities, is a crime that truly harms a community and contributes to a sense of lawlessness that cannot be tolerated.”
“Dogfighting is a multi-million dollar criminal enterprise that leads to the inhumane treatment and deaths of thousands of dogs nationwide each year,” said Dr. Randall Lockwood, ASPCA Senior Vice President of Forensic Sciences and Anti-Cruelty Projects. “A dogfighting investigation requires many of the same skills and resources as an undercover narcotics investigation, and it can be extremely difficult for law enforcement professionals to investigate this highly secretive enterprise. The ASPCA is hopeful that our partnership with the Department of Justice will help combat dogfighting and bring more cases to light.”
Combating Dogfighting is a free resource open to all law enforcement and animal welfare professionals. Additional details about the training, including registration information and a short clip of the course, can be found at .