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.

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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.