Language That Harms Cats

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.

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Does the term “feral” hamper efforts to gain public support for community cat programs? How might your fundraising appeals accidentally create backlash against those same programs? In this fast-paced and thought-provoking webinar from Million Cat Challenge, we see how we often talk about cats may actually be bad for them and make our work harder.

Join this all-star panel:

  • Maddie's® Director of Feline Lifesaving, Monica Frenden
  • HSUS Senior Analyst, Cat Protection & Policy, Danielle Bay
  • Co-Founder, Million Cat Challenge, Maddie's Shelter Medicine Program at University of Florida, Julie Levy

Watch the webinar
(Note: access requires Maddie's login.)

Then join the follow-up discussion on Maddie's Pet Forum: