Million Cat Webinars

The Million Cat Challenge has partnered with Royal Canin to bring you a free five-part webinar series hosted by Maddie's Fund covering all things KITTEN, starting Thursday, August 6th!

Kittens overwhelming you? Got questions about intake decisions, spay/neuter, fostering, matchmaking or finding homes? We have answers! Check out our new kitten series presented by animal welfare experts, from early August through the first week in September.

Click on the links below for more info about each one and to register. All webcasts are on Thursdays at 12n PT / 3p ET.

August 6 - Kitten Intake Decisions in Animal Shelters - watch on demand
August 13 - Support for Kittens in the Field
August 20 - Foster Greatness
August 27 - Kitten Care in the Shelter
September 3 - Going Home

Have you missed any of our 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!


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!