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)REGISTER HERE
This webcast will be recorded.Presenters:
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 FloridaThis 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.