ASPCAPro.org is hosting a free one-and a –half hour webinar on “Stress Reduction and Enrichment for Shelter Cats” on Tuesday, June 18 at 3 p.m. Eastern time. This webinar is being presented by Kelley Bollen from Animal Alliances, LLC. This webinar will benefit anyone working in animal welfare.
The following additional information on this webinar is from the ASPCAPro website:
“The noisy, scary shelter environment is particularly stressful for the cats in your care, so providing these sensitive animals with daily mental and physical stimulation is just as important as it is for dogs.
When a cat is frightened and in a confined space where he cannot escape, his behavior will reflect the stress he feels. A stressed cat may completely withdraw or even become aggressive in this situation. Implementing stress reduction procedures from the moment the cats enter your shelter is imperative. Enrichment practices can then keep the cats behaviorally healthy throughout their stay.
This webinar will provide you with the knowledge you need to implement a behavioral wellness program for the cats in your care. You will learn how to recognize stress in cats and how to use stress reduction procedures and behavioral enrichment to improve the welfare and adoptability of your feline guests.”
Click here to register for the webinar.
Past ASPCAPro webinars are recorded and archived on the website. Click here to see a list of the past webinars.
Click here to see a list of upcoming live webinars.
About ASPCAPro.org (from the website)
“ASPCApro.org provides tools and resources for animal welfare professionals and advocates like you, including public and private animal protection organizations and rescue groups, veterinarians, law enforcement agencies, and emergency responders. We’ve gathered information and knowledge from our experts, along with profiles, sample materials, and inspiration from proven programs in the field, for you to share and use.”