Million Cat Canada: Early bird registration ends Feb. 18 for the National Animal Welfare Conference!

February 21, 2017

The Canadian Federation of Humane Societies (CFHS/FSCAA) will be presenting their National Animal Welfare Conference April 8-11. It’s the largest animal welfare conference in Canada, and it will have Million Cat initiatives on the agenda. But early bird registration ends on Feb. 28, so don’t wait to register!

On April 11, CFHS/FSCAA will be presenting a day-long Shelter Medicine Track with Challenge co-founder Dr. Julie Levy and Dr. LeeAnn Sealey.

Dr. Levy will be speaking about community cat management, trap-neuter return, and shelter initiatives in the community. These programs are essential for reducing shelter intakes, the single most important way to reduce shelter euthanasia. They also reduce disease through vaccination and improve community relationships by reducing cat numbers and nuisance behaviors.

Dr. Levy will cover creating protocols for high-quality, high-volume spay and neuter clinics for stray and feral cats. She’ll provide a blueprint for creating a fully operational clinic capable of safely sterilizing 100 or more cats in a day, with lasting infrastructure. She will explain how to create a community-based coalition of policy makers, cat caregivers, and veterinary professionals to create a large-scale sustainable cat management program. She’ll also describe how to provide cost-effective minimum standards of care for large-scale TNR clinics, such as developing a system to manage existing medical conditions and response procedures for medical emergencies and post-operative complications.

Dr. Sealey’s talk will focus on the importance of innovation in the field. There will be an overview of the roles shelter medicine plays and showcasing of current outreach projects within the community. For example, extending shelter veterinary care to those who are in dire need of the services, how to get more involved with the veterinary professionals in communities, and outlining various selected programs across Ontario. The goals of these programs are to increase adoptions, reunite lost cats with their families, and create more community outreach programs to keep pets in their homes.

On April 9, Dr. Cindy Karsten of the UC Davis Koret Shelter Medicine Program will be speaking Sunday, April 9, on the topic of achieving success for cats with Million Cat initiative capacity for care in Canadian shelters, and what the data shows.

View the complete program here, and register at And don’t forget to stop by the Million Cat booth if you make it!




Share with:


No Comments »

No comments yet.

RSS feed for comments on this post. TrackBack URL

Leave a comment

Loading Facebook Comments ...