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Ever thought of starting a working cat program at your animal organization but are not sure where to start? You’re not alone! If you didn’t make the live Working Cat Program webcast on December 14, it’s now available free on-demand. Watch at your convenience to learn the steps needed to implement a sustainable lifesaving program for feral and semi-feral cats.

The best part? Working cat programs are inexpensive and easy to start, so you can begin saving more lives immediately!

Monica Frenden, who currently serves as the Cat Program Manager at Austin Pets Alive!, leads the presentation.

Prior to moving to Austin, Frenden noticed the stark lack of resources for community cats in rural Illinois and decided to do something about it. In 2008, Monica founded a trap-neuter-return organization that sterilized thousands of cats called Safe House Animal Rescue League.

To further reduce euthanasia, she then pioneered one of the nation’s first and largest barn cat programs. Who better to learn from?

Since moving to Austin in 2012, Frenden has led her team to a 40 percent growth in cat adoptions, helped Austin achieve a citywide 98 percent live release rate for cats, and oversees the adoption and care of nearly 4,000 cats each year.

Frenden’s passion for improving the country’s sheltering systems for cats, and her love of sassy cats, helps save even the most challenging of felines, and so can you!

Learn more about topics covered in the webcast and watch it here