The Hole Truth Webinar: Your 30-minute guide to getting shelter cats portalized

January 2, 2018

It may be hard to believe a solution as simple as a hole in the shelter cat cage wall has been called “the smartest thing we’ve done in the last decade,” but it’s true: Sometimes the simple answer is the solution that works.

We think of it like this: Cats often get sick when they’re stressed. Reduce stress, reduce disease. Reduce disease, reduce costs. Meeting a cat’s housing needs reduces stress and keeps them healthy, comfortable, and happy so they don’t get sick as often and can move through the shelter faster. Now you’re able to save lives while reducing your costs and staff time. Say what? Yes!

In this Million Cat webinar, Dr. Denae Wagner of the UC Davis Koret Shelter Medicine Program and Challenge co-founder Dr. Kate Hurley will show you why portalizing your feline housing will be your cats’ biggest win in 2018. Learn why, when and how to install portals in this short webinar designed to be quick enough to watch during your lunch break. (If you’re asking yourself what a lunch break is, this webinar is especially for you!)

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About the presenters

DenaeDenae Wagner, DVM, MPVM
Chief of Service, UC Davis Koret Shelter Medicine Program

Denae Wagner is a University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine graduate. She completed a Masters degree in Preventive Veterinary Medicine in 2001 and a residency in Food Animal Reproduction and Herd/Health in 2002, both at the University of California Davis. Dr. Wagner oversaw the design and manufacture of the Cat Portal for the Koret Shelter Medicine Program. Over 4,000 of her hand-made and manufactured portals have been installed in animal shelters throughout North America and beyond.

KateKate Hurley, DVM, MPVM
Co-founder, Million Cat Challenge

Upon graduation from the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine in 1999, Dr. Hurley went to work as a shelter vet. She investigated one of the first documented outbreaks of virulent systemic feline calicivirus, and has done extensive research on the relationship between housing, health, wellness and adoption for shelter animals and feline upper respiratory infection in the multi-cat environment. Dr. Hurley co-chaired the organizing committee for a specialty in Shelter Medicine, an 8-year process that culminated with AVMA approval. Most recently, she helped launch the Million Cat Challenge, a campaign to save one million cats in North American shelters over the five-year period from 2014-2019.

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