Cat portals: A tale of two shelters

January 21, 2018

Who wouldn’t prefer a two-room condo to a studio — especially if they had to eat, sleep, and use the bathroom all in one little space? That’s why we’ve invited Kootenai Humane Society Executive Director Debbie Jeffery and Dr. Cristie Kamiya, Chief of Shelter Medicine for Humane Society Silicon Valley, to share their incredible cat portal adventures in a free webinar on Thursday, Feb. 22, from 3-3:30 PM Eastern Time.

In will explain:

  • How they financed portal installation
  • How they communicated the innovative upgrade to their staff, volunteers and community
  • All the logistics of preparing for installation
  • Everything that happened after they installed the portals, including impact on length of stay, budget and resources, adoptions, and disease transmission

Register here.

About the presenters

Dr. Cristie Kamiya Chief of Shelter Medicine for Humane Society Silicon Valley in Milpitas, California, overseeing Shelter and Medical Operations. Prior to HSSV, Dr. Kamiya worked as a shelter veterinarian in humane societies, municipal shelters, and rescues in the Denver-Boulder areas of Colorado, the greater Phoenix metro area of Arizona, and Northern California.

Dr. Kamiya holds both a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine and a master’s degree in business administration from Colorado State University.

Debbie Jeffery is the Executive Director of the Kootenai Humane Society in Hayden, Idaho.

KHS was established in 1975 by six compassionate individuals who began an Adoption Center through one bake sale after another to finance the shelter building brick by brick.  KHS is the lead agency for animal welfare in Kootenai County, providing care, shelter, and adoptions for over 2,000 animals each year.

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