Monday, October 5, 2009
Helping Community Cats Workshop
Sponsored by Voices for Animals and Alley Cat Allies Date: Tues., Oct. 13, 7pm-9pm
Location: Charlottesville-Albemarle SPCA training room
For the first time ever, Alley Cat Allies -- the national feral cat advocacy organization -- will bring its popular Helping Community Cats workshop to Charlottesville.
Admission is free, and refreshments will be provided.
Learn how you can help stray and feral cats in your neighborhood, expand your knowledge, and get your questions about feral cat issues answered by national experts. This workshop is geared for animal advocates, animal shelter and control staff, cat caretakers, and anyone interested in humane, progressive solutions to pet overpopulation.
Topics will include:
safely trapping and handling feral cats
the science of trap-neuter-return: how TNR programs reduce populations of free-roaming cats
tips for ongoing care of outdoor cats
how to tell the difference between a tame stray and a feral cat
All participants will receive packets with information on resources for helping feral cats, including low-cost and free veterinary services. This article was provided by voices for animals