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Casandra Mensing

Neonatal Ward Manager for Austin Pets Alive!

Casandra grew up in South Carolina and received a BA in Psychology from Clemson University. She moved to Austin in 2009 and promptly became a fixture in APA!'s Bottle Baby Program. She worked countless hours as a volunteer before becoming the neonatal ward manager for Austin Pets Alive! in 2011. Under her direction, APA!’s Bottle Baby program celebrated an unprecedented 90% save rate during the 2013 season. In her spare time, she enjoys being outside and hanging out with her two dogs and two cats - all APA! alumni.

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Sat. February 2nd

1:35 pm - 2:50 pm Map Icon Salon 3

Bottle Baby 101

Austin Pets Alive! has saved over 11,000 neonatal kittens since 2009. In this part of a two-part presentation, we’ll cover how to start and build a bottle baby nursery.


3:10 pm - 4:25 pm Map Icon Salon 3

Bottle Baby 102

Austin Pets Alive! has saved over 11,000 neonatal kittens since 2009. In this part of a two-part presentation, we’ll cover how to start and build a bottle baby nursery, plus how to create a foster network for neonates.


Mon. February 4th

2:20 pm - 4:20 pm Map Icon Salon 3

Cat Lifesaving Masterclass

Attendees will work with experts to tackle their obstacles to saving all the cats.


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