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Monica Frenden

Maddie's Director of Feline Lifesaving, Austin Pets Alive!

Monica Frenden is the Director of Feline Lifesaving at Austin Pets Alive! and is an instructor for the American Pets Alive!'s Maddie’s® Lifesaving Academy. Before teaching the Austin No Kill Model to students, she founded a trap-neuter-return organization in rural Illinois in 2008 and pioneered one of the nation's first, and largest, barn cat programs. In 2012, she joined Austin Pets Alive! where she served as the Cat Program Manager, led her team to an 88% growth in cat adoptions and helped Austin achieve a citywide 98% live release rate for cats. Monica is a frequent speaker and advisor on innovative ways to save every cat, including cats with feline leukemia, community cats, and shelter cats in need of medical care.

My Sessions

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Sat. February 2nd

4:30 pm - 5:45 pm Map Icon Salon 3

Cat Medical Care on a Shoestring Budget

Austin Pets Alive! Medical Clinic treats thousands of cats a year, many that are straight off of the euthanasia list because of medical conditions such as feline leukemia, FIV, renal disease, hepatic lipidosis, skin problems, viral diseases, and trauma. Let's talk about how they do it.

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

Every Life Matters: Using Past Data to Plan Better Outcomes

Participants will leave this session being able to analyze animal by animal data to improve outcomes.

Monica Frenden

10:50 am - 12:00 pm Map Icon Salon 3

FeLV and How it Affects Shelter Decision Making

Attendees will learn about current research regarding testing and best practices for rehoming cats with FeLV.

Sun. February 3rd

10:45 pm - 12:00 pm Map Icon Salon 3

Saving All the Community Cats: Live Outcome Options for All Healthy, Outdoor Cats

Often considered unadoptable and overlooked for rescue, feral and fractious cats can be saved through a Shelter-Neuter-Return program as well as a progressive Barn Placement Program.

1:15 pm - 2:30 pm Map Icon Amphitheater M2 204

Proactive Adoptions: Moving Pets on a Large Scale

If you save them, they have all got to go to homes. Come learn how to move pets on a large scale, apply best practices, and save a ton of lives.

4:15 am - 5:15 pm Map Icon Salon 4

High Volume Foster Programs for Cats and Dogs

Join us and learn how to rethink foster as capacity, expand the concept of what animals should be considered for foster, how to increase in lifesaving when you offer at-risk pets up for foster who are not yet even transferred in.

Mon. February 4th

9:50 am - 11:20 am Map Icon Salon 4

Nuts and Bolts of Large Scale Cat and Dog Foster Programs

Dive down into the nuts and bolts of how to set up and implement a large scale foster program.

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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