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916Re: [WisCats] Caring for orphaned baby kittens free Webinar THURSDAY

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  • Heidi Blank
    Mar 22, 2013
      Thanks to whoever forwarded this webinar to me.  It was fantastic!  I really learned alot and will utilize their website for future webinars.  What a great organization!  

      From: Laycock Designs <stampinkitty@...>
      To: WisCats@yahoogroups.com
      Sent: Tuesday, March 19, 2013 12:34 AM
      Subject: [WisCats] Caring for orphaned baby kittens free Webinar THURSDAY

      Here's a webcast that will be this Thursday night for anyone who is interested on more information about caring for bottle babies.  It will be "on demand" to watch about a week after the webcast as well if you want to see it but are not available Thursday night.

      Here's the link:  http://www.maddiesfund.org/Maddies_Institute/Webcasts/Orphaned_Kittens.html

      More info below/on the website above.

      Maddie's  InstituteSMWebcast Series Orphaned Kittens: How Saving the Tiniest Lives has the Biggest Impact 
      Orphaned kittens are the most fragile of homeless animals, and many shelters consider it too resource-intensive to care for them. For that reason, they often make up the largest single group of animals euthanized at many shelters.That was the case in Austin, TX, until veterinarian Dr. Ellen Jefferson and the team at Austin Pets Alive! put together a comprehensive kitten nursery program based on similar programs for orphaned wildlife. In conjunction with home-based foster care, the nursery program utilized existing resources in new ways, allowing them to save hundreds of kittens’ lives and contributing to Austin becoming the largest no-kill city in America. On Thursday, March 21, 2013, at 9 PM Eastern, please join us for a free, 90-minute webcast from Maddie's InstituteSM with Dr. Jefferson and veterinary technician Heidi Beyer of Dane County Friends of Ferals. Dr. Jefferson will walk you through nursery care and foster-based care, and Heidi will help foster caregivers with practical tips for orphaned kitten care in Orphaned Kittens: How Saving the Tiniest Lives has the Biggest Impact.Register for the free webcast here: Information covered will include:* Misunderstandings about kittens that lead to mistakes in determining orphaned status.* The basics of setting up a nursery program in your community.* Recruiting and training volunteers for nursery and foster programs.* How to feed and care for orphaned kittens during different life stages.* Protecting kittens from infectious diseases.* Responding to illness in young kittens.* Housing, bedding and environment.Attendees of the live webcast will be entered in a door prize drawing for one of ten SnuggleKittiesTM, which acts as a “virtual mom” with a heartbeat and heat to comfort your orphaned kittens!Orphaned Kittens: How Saving the Tiniest Lives has the Biggest Impact is part of an ongoing series of educational programs from Maddie’s Institute, a program of Maddie’s Fund®, the nation’s leading funder of shelter medicine education. Maddie’s Institute brings cutting edge shelter medicine information from universities and animal welfare leaders to shelter veterinarians, managers and staff as well as private practice veterinarians, rescue groups and community members to increase the lifesaving of homeless dogs and cats community-wide.This course has been pre-approved for Certified Animal Welfare Administrator continuing education credits. About the Presenters:Ellen Jefferson, DVM Dr. Jefferson graduated from Virginia Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine in 1997. She joined Austin Pets Alive! (APA) in 2008 and began applying best practices in efficiency and operations to resolve Austin’s problem of killing thousands of healthy and treatable pets each year. Within the first year of her leadership, APA reduced the killing of homeless cats and dogs in Austin by more than 20%, with the downward trend continuing.Ellen’s experience with EmanciPET, which she founded in 1999 and directed for nine years, had already made her a leader nationally as well as in Austin’s animal welfare community. Recently, she has become Interim Executive Director of San Antonio Pets Alive (in addition to APA), where she is working to set up the programs needed to make San Antonio a no-kill city. Photo courtesy of Community Impact Newspaper; Sarah Kerver photographer.Heidi Beyer, CVT Heidi Beyer received her Veterinary Technician license from Canton College in New York in 1984. She served 6 years on the Board of Directors for Dane County Friends of Ferals. Working closely with local feline rescues has given Heidi the opportunity to help hundreds of kittens.With 29 years as a practicing technician, she has helped care for kittens of all ages. Her expertise is fostering neonates, some just hours old, and raising them through to the socialization period (8 weeks of age).Heidi lives in Mount Horeb, WI, with her husband, Chuck, 3 dogs, 5 cats and varying numbers of foster kittens and cats. Maddie's Institute WebcastsIf you missed our previous webcasts, they are now available on-demand at these links:* Cracking the Infection Control Code: Using and Interpreting Diagnostic Tests to Control Infectious Diseases in Shelters * Shelter Dog Mod Squad: Identifying and Modifying Canine Behavior Problems in Shelters* Fixing the Feline Housing Crisis: How Shelter Housing Can Make Cats Sick - And What You Can Do About It* Knocking the Snot Out of Feline URI: Saving Shelter Cats' Lives with Treatment and Prevention* How Animal Shelters Are Beating Ringworm (And Yours Can, Too!)* Your Secret Feline Decoder Ring: Feline Behavior Assessments* Social Media for Pet Adoption and Adoption Events* Magical Metrics and Dazzling Data: How Medical Fact-Finding Guides Shelters to Improved Animal Health* In One Door and Out the Other: Practical Flow-Through Planning for Animal Shelters* Shelter Crowd Control: Keeping Community Cats Out of Shelters* The First 60 Minutes: Animal Sheltering&# 39;s Critical Hour* Saving Lives with Antibody Titer TestsQuestions?Please email us at mailto:mailto:institute%40maddiesfund.org?subject=Webcast% 20Quesiton if you have any questions!Get Maddie’s Institute NewsSign up! Maddie's Fund  |  2223 Santa Clara Avenue, Suite B  |  Alameda, CA 94501  |  Fax 510.337.8988  |  Phone 510.337.8989 Maddie's Institute  |  www.maddiesinstitut e.org  |  facebook. com/MaddiesInsti tute  |   twitter.com/ maddiesinstMaddie's Fund  |  www.maddiesfund. org  |  facebook.com/ MaddiesFund  |   twitter.com/ maddiesfund Email: mailto:institute%40maddiesfund.org 

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