Million Cat Webinars

What Home Means for Cats: Working Together to Keep More Cats Alive and Thriving (8/31/21)
This freewheeling conversation between MCC co-founder Dr. Kate Hurley and Maddie’s® Director of Feline Lifesaving Monica Frenden-Tarant explores the nuances of how to determine what's best for cats in the context of shelter and community resources.

Language That Harms Cats (8/18/21)
How we talk about cats can influence public attitudes and behavior, so it is important to consider the words, images and stories we use - particularly when we are trying to change the way the public views and responds to our work.
In August and early September of 2020, the Million Cat Challenge partnered with Royal Canin to bring you a free five-part webinar series hosted by Maddie's Fund covering all things KITTEN, and we've got the recordings right here!

Have you missed any of our previous free webinars? Just want to catch them again, or share with someone else?

We've pulled together all the Million Cat webinars right here. All of them include question & answer periods at the end of varying lengths, but we haven't included those in the timings below. Watch... learn.... share!

SELECTED WEBINARS (full list below)

Kitten Intake Decisions in Animal Shelters (63 minutes plus a great 30 minutes of Q&A)
Found a kitten outdoors? When is your intervention most helpful and what's the best way to help? Dr. Kate Hurley and Hannah Shaw (aka the Kitten Lady) start off the kitten series with a rousing and thought-provoking presentation on kitten intake and "diversion."

Flattening the Kitten Curve While Spay/Neuter is on Hold
(73 minutes, plus 23 minutes of Q&A)
Dr. Julie Levy is joined by Hannah Shaw (aka the Kitten Lady) and Best Friends Animal Society's Aimee St. Arnaud and Marla Browne to discuss what you can do now to engage your community in lifesaving and to prepare for the eventual resumption of spay/neuter. Recorded April 15, 2020.

Rehoming Programs: Safe Options for Your Staff and Community (20 minutes, plus a half hour of Q&A)
Mandy Evans, Executive Director of Panhandle Animal Shelter and the Home to Home network, talks with Carina DeVera and Keri Fennell of Marin Humane about successful rehoming programs that allow people surrendering pets to find adopters themselves, freeing the shelter to help more animals.

Spay/Neuter in the COVID Era (1 hour, plus 20 minutes of additional Q&A)
Dr. Julie Levy explains why after years of practicing and advocating Spay/Neuter, she is calling on shelters and rescues to suspend S/N on healthy cats in order to slow the spread of COVID-19. Best Friends Director of National Veterinary Programs Aimee St. Arnaud, Metro ACC Nashville  Medical Director Staci Cannon, Cleveland APL President and CEO Sharon Harvey, and our own Dr. Kate Hurley share their perspectives. (Note: if you did not pre-register for the webinar, simply fill out the form, click the Register button, and you'll instantly gain access to the recording.)

The Cat Superhighway: Creating a Roadmap for #allthecats (47 mins, but worth staying for the Q&A after)
Dr. Hurley discusses the evolution of Return to Field from a strategy to reduce euthanasia in shelters to a practice whose benefits have turned out to extend well beyond the walls of the shelter. Watch now!