Maddie’s Institute wants animal shelters and rescues to realize just how they can help with the Million Cat Challenge. There are actually five key initiatives to make this program work. They also want you to realize just how your organization can make the challenge work for you.
By engaging in the Million Cat Challenge, shelters are attempting to help save the lives of one million or more felines. Helping to establish this initiative through Maddie’s Institute’s recent webcast were Challenge founders Dr. Julie Levy and Dr. Kate Hurley.
The feedback from the webcast became clear immediately: more is wanted on this topic. Shelters, rescues and animal lovers everywhere want to know more about approaches that have worked and how they can be implemented.
So, as a result, beginning next week on Tuesday, April 7th and running through Tuesday, May 5th, a line-up of municipal officials, shelter directors, shelter managers and veterinarians will join forces for a five-part series on key initiatives of the Million Cat Challenge. The focus will be on actionable tools and tips that can be put into practice right away. There will also be longer-term strategies to implement in order to successfully save cats’ lives. Many of the strategies could potentially help save dogs’ lives, too!
Get more information and register for the presentations here:
Alternatives to Intake: When the Shelter Isn’t the Answer
Tuesday, April 7, 2015
Presenter: Wiley Stem, III, Assistant City Manager, Waco, TX
For more info: http://www.maddiesfund.org/alternatives-to-intake
Managed Admission: Giving Shelter Cats Their Best Chance at a Great Outcome
Tuesday, April 14, 2015
Presenters: Barbara Carr, Executive Director, SPCA Serving Erie County; Kathie Johnson,
Senior Director of Operations, Animal Humane Society, Albuquerque, NM
For more info: http://www.maddiesfund.org/managed-admissions
Return to Field: Animal Shelters and a New Approach to Healthy, Unowned Cats
Tuesday, April 21, 2015
Presenter: Scott Trebatoski, Director, Pet Resources Division of Hillsborough County, FL
For more info: http://www.maddiesfund.org/return-to-field
Capacity for Care: When Less Adds Up to a Whole Lot More for Shelter Cats
Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Presenters: Ollie Davidson, Director of Programs and Digital Director, Tree House Humane Society; Kathleen Olson, Executive Director, Humane Society for Tacoma and Pierce County
For more info: http://www.maddiesfund.org/capacity-for-care
Removing Barriers to Adoption: How Evidence, Innovation, and Compassion Grow Pet Adoptions
Tuesday, May 5, 2015
Presenters: Cynthia D. Delany, DVM, Supervising Shelter Veterinarian, Yolo County Animal Services; Kelly Lee, Rescue and Behavior Coordinator, Yolo County SPCA’s office at Yolo County Animal Services
For more info: http://www.maddiesfund.org/removing-barriers-to-adoption
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