Summer Workshops to Enhance Your TNR Skills Hosted by NYC Feral Cat Initiative

Tuesday, August 8th
6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Infection Control

Michael Berman, DVM, of On the Go Veterinary Services will present a program about practical infection control geared for individuals who work in animal rescue and those who perform Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR). Topics will include personal hygiene and safety; proper cleaning and disinfection; animal housing strategies; and appropriate wellness and medical care for rescued animals, including vaccination strategies, parasite control, infection testing, nutrition, and environmental enrichment.

This workshop is open to people who are 18 or older.

Hosts: Mayor’s Alliance for NYC’s Animals, ASPCA

Instructor: Dr. Michael Berman, On the Go Veterinary Services

Course Fee: There is no fee to attend this workshop, but advance registration is required.

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Tuesday, September 12th
6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Building Shelters for Outdoor Cats

Learn the materials, tools, and skills needed to build warm, waterproof shelters to protect feral and stray community cats from cold winter temperatures and precipitation. We will demonstrate how to build two styles of outdoor winter shelters. You will also learn general information about the cat shelters that are available for purchase locally, as well as the merits of the many pre-fab shelters available for purchase online.

The presentation will include demonstrations of how to build:
1) A low-tech style of shelter requiring no special skills
2) A second style of shelter requiring minimal prowess using basic tools
Some hands-on training will be available at this workshop as a teaching aid only. Detailed instructions for future shelter construction will be provided to all attendees. Attendees will not leave the workshop with a shelter in-hand, and no shelters will be sold at the lecture, but examples of available styles will be on display.
Hosts: NYC Feral Cat Initiative of the Mayor’s Alliance for NYC’s Animals, ASPCA
Instructors: Mike Phillips, NYC Feral Cat Initiative of the Mayor’s Alliance for NYC’s Animals, and Urban Cat League; Kathleen O’Malley, NYC Feral Cat Initiative of the Mayor’s Alliance for NYC’s Animals
Course Fee: There is no fee to attend this workshop, but advance registration is required.

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