Million Cat Webinars


The Top Ten: Questions and Controversy with Community Cat Programs (06/25/21)
Are you considering launching, or have recently launched, a RTF/SNR/TNR program and are now dealing with an onslaught of questions and/or pushback from your community about why you're putting cats/kittens back where they came from? Are you being accused of abandonment? Wreaking havoc on the environment, birds, gardens, peace AND quiet? Although it may not feel like it at times, you and your community share the same goal. Whether you identify as an animal welfare professional, a bird lover, someone who just wants these cats out of your yard, or all of the above, we're all here for the most effective, sustainable way to reduce the number of cats living outside. Our challenge lies in communicating the benefits of a proven strategy that can often seem counterintuitive to those new to feline management.

In August and early September, the Million Cat Challenge partnered with Royal Canin to bring you a free five-part webinar series hosted by Maddie's Fund covering all things KITTEN, and we've got the recordings right here!

Have you missed any of our previous free webinars? Just want to catch them again, or share with someone else?

We've pulled together all the Million Cat webinars right here. All of them include question & answer periods at the end of varying lengths, but we haven't included those in the timings below. Watch... learn.... share!

SELECTED WEBINARS (full list below)

Kitten Intake Decisions in Animal Shelters (63 minutes plus a great 30 minutes of Q&A)
Found a kitten outdoors? When is your intervention most helpful and what's the best way to help? Dr. Kate Hurley and Hannah Shaw (aka the Kitten Lady) start off the kitten series with a rousing and thought-provoking presentation on kitten intake and "diversion."

Flattening the Kitten Curve While Spay/Neuter is on Hold
(73 minutes, plus 23 minutes of Q&A)
Dr. Julie Levy is joined by Hannah Shaw (aka the Kitten Lady) and Best Friends Animal Society's Aimee St. Arnaud and Marla Browne to discuss what you can do now to engage your community in lifesaving and to prepare for the eventual resumption of spay/neuter. Recorded April 15, 2020.

Rehoming Programs: Safe Options for Your Staff and Community (20 minutes, plus a half hour of Q&A)
Mandy Evans, Executive Director of Panhandle Animal Shelter and the Home to Home network, talks with Carina DeVera and Keri Fennell of Marin Humane about successful rehoming programs that allow people surrendering pets to find adopters themselves, freeing the shelter to help more animals.

Spay/Neuter in the COVID Era (1 hour, plus 20 minutes of additional Q&A)
Dr. Julie Levy explains why after years of practicing and advocating Spay/Neuter, she is calling on shelters and rescues to suspend S/N on healthy cats in order to slow the spread of COVID-19. Best Friends Director of National Veterinary Programs Aimee St. Arnaud, Metro ACC Nashville  Medical Director Staci Cannon, Cleveland APL President and CEO Sharon Harvey, and our own Dr. Kate Hurley share their perspectives. (Note: if you did not pre-register for the webinar, simply fill out the form, click the Register button, and you'll instantly gain access to the recording.)

The Cat Superhighway: Creating a Roadmap for #allthecats (47 mins, but worth staying for the Q&A after)
Dr. Hurley discusses the evolution of Return to Field from a strategy to reduce euthanasia in shelters to a practice whose benefits have turned out to extend well beyond the walls of the shelter. Watch now!