January 17, 2023
Categories: Uncategorized, Foster Programs

Join Dr. Kristyn Vitale on Thursday, February 9 at 12:00PM PT/3:00PM ET as she presents the findings from her shelter cat foster program study.

During this Maddie’s® Insights webcast, “Short-Term Foster Programs for Shelter Cats: Beneficial or Problematic?,” attendees will learn more about the study and how to apply the findings of the research to help reduce stress and promote welfare for cats living in animal shelters. Although dog foster programs have become commonplace for many animal shelters, cat foster programs are relatively uncommon, potentially due to the belief that cats may be at risk of unnecessary stress from the fostering experience. In the study, researchers examined the social behavior and stress levels of cats that stayed in the shelter to cats that left the shelter for short-term foster, either for 1-night or 1-week. The results of the study indicate that shelter cats placed in foster care were not at a disadvantage. These findings can benefit both cats and animal shelters alike.

Register now for this webcast and you’ll automatically be registered for the next two Maddie’s® Insights.

After the webcast, be sure to head over to Maddie’s® Pet Forum to share your thoughts or ask questions to our presenter.

This webcast will be recorded and has been pre-approved for 1.0 Certified Animal Welfare Administrator continuing education credits by The Association for Animal Welfare Advancement and by the National Animal Care & Control Association.

This program has been approved for 1 hour of continuing education credit in jurisdictions which recognize The American Association of Veterinary State Board’s Registry of Approved Continuing Education (RACE) approval.