March 5, 2024
Categories: Foster Programs

Kitten season is just around the corner and March’s Maddie’s® Insights has you covered.

On Thursday, March 14, 2024 at 12PM PT/3PM ET, Debra Olmedo and Greg Miller of the ASPCA (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) will provide an overview of recent research aimed at identifying ways to increase awareness and engagement in kitten fostering programs among residents of areas with high intake of kittens to animal shelters. They will discuss the project methodology, what they learned about awareness, interest, and concerns related to fostering, and what opportunities this research highlighted for increasing fostering program engagement.

Olmedo is a Foster & Community Outreach and Medical Care Senior Manager (Los Angeles) and Miller is a Senior Director of Research in the Strategy and Research Department.

Attendees will learn:

  1. What are the experiences with fostering kittens and actions taken for cats by residents living in high kitten intake zip codes in Los Angeles County?
  2. How do barriers to participating in kitten fostering programs potentially differ for residents in these areas of LA County?
  3. What are the potential benefits of developing and implementing community-informed strategies?
  4. What are some strategies to increase awareness and engagement in kitten fostering program among residents of high kitten intake areas?

These one-hour webcasts will be recorded and have 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.

These webcasts have also been submitted for approval for 1 hour of continuing education credit in jurisdictions which recognize Registry of Approved Continuing Education (RACE) approval.

Can’t attend live?  Register anyway and you will get a link to the recording. After the webcast, hop over to Maddie’s® Pet Forum for further discussion.