Webcast: Language That Harms Cats

When:  Aug 18, 2021 from 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM (PT)
Associated with  Animal Welfare Professionals
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.

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'll see how we often talk about cats may actually be bad for them and make our work harder. We'll have time after the webinar for discussion and figuring this out together. Plus, there may be bingo!  To play along, download the Bingo Card PDF and cut out one of the cards before the webcast!

You can also enter to win a brand-new Tomahawk Gravity Trap for your next TNR adventure by replying to Dr. Levy’s comment on this post.

Wednesday, August 18 at 12n Pacific (30-minute presentation + time for discussion and questions)


This webcast will be recorded.

Danielle Bays (@Danielle Bays), Senior Analyst, Cat Protection & Policy, The Humane Society of the United States

Monica Frenden-Tarant (@Monica Tarant), Maddie's Director of Feline Lifesaving, American Pets Alive!

Julie Levy (@Julie Levy), Co-Founder, Million Cat Challenge, Maddie's Shelter Medicine Program at University of Florida

This webcast has been pre-approved for 1.00 hour of Certified Animal Welfare Administrator continuing education credits by the Association for Animal Welfare Advancement and continuing education by the National Animal Care & Control Association.



08-19-2021 12:52 PM

Thanks to everyone who joined us on this webcast and to our all-star team of presenters! If you missed it, you can watch the recording anytime on demand over on Maddie's University: https://university.maddiesfund.org/products/language-that-harms-cats

You can also view a copy of the presentation deck here. 

08-05-2021 11:45 AM

Prior to the webcast, download these Bingo Cards, pick your lucky card and print out to play along during the live event. 

Use this discussion thread on the forum to ask questions to the presenters and to enter to win a brand new Tomahawk  Gravity Trap!
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When:  Aug 18, 2021 from 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM (PT)
Associated with  Animal Welfare Professionals


Online Instructions:
Url: http://university.maddiesfund.org/products/language-that-harms-cats
Login: The recording is now available to watch on demand! Use the link above to watch the program on Maddie's University and download a certificate of attendance for CE credit.