Upcoming National Cat Advocacy Seminar

The event, hosted by Alley Cat Allies, will take place Oct. 12-13 in Alexandria, Va.

Posted: October 11, 2007 5 a.m. EDT

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Animal care professionals and managers of feral cat colonies are invited to attend the National Cat Advocacy Seminar in Alexandria, Va., to learn how to effectively and humanely manage feral cat colonies and work with local governments. The seminar, hosted by Alley Cat Allies, will be held Oct. 12–13 at the Embassy Suites Old Town Alexandria Hotel.

Topics to be covered at the seminar include

  • A discussion of a national survey about feral cats and their caregivers
  • Ways to increase the number of cats a caregiver can help
  • Veterinary protocol for feral cats
  • Learning to effectively communicate with municipal governments and animal control agencies
  • Understanding complex animal ordinances
  • New and effective trap-neuter-return programs
  • Working with local governments to change the perception of feral cat caregivers

Speakers at the event include Becky Robinson, president and co-founder of Alley Cat Allies; Wendy Anderson, Esq., legal director of Alley Cat Allies; Christine Wilford, DVM, president and founding member of Feral Cat Spay/Neuter Project; and Dawn Kua, LLB, director of operations for the Cat Welfare Society in Singapore. For more information about the event, visit the Alley Cat Allies website.


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