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Monica Frenden

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

Monica Frenden is the Director of Feline Lifesaving at American 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 percent growth in cat adoptions and helped Austin achieve a citywide 98 percent 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.

Saturday Feb 2nd, 2019

Every Life Matters: Using Past Data to Plan Better Outcomes

Clock Icon1:35 pm - 2:50 pm
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Participants will leave this session being able to analyze animal by animal data to improve outcomes.


Monica Frenden

FeLV and How it Affects Shelter Decision Making

Clock Icon10:50 am - 12:00 pm
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Attendees will learn about current research regarding testing and best practices for rehoming cats with FeLV.

Cat Medical Care on a Shoestring Budget

Clock Icon4:45 pm - 5:45 pm
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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.

Sunday Feb 3rd, 2019

Proactive Adoptions: Moving Pets on a Large Scale

Clock Icon1:15 pm - 2:30 pm
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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.

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

Clock Icon10:45 pm - 12:00 pm
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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.

High Volume Foster Programs for Cats and Dogs

Clock Icon4:15 am - 5:15 pm
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Join us and learn how to rethink foster in terms of capacity, expand the concept of what animals should be considered for foster, and how to increase lifesaving when you offer at-risk pets for foster who are not transferred in yet.

Monday Feb 4th, 2019

Nuts and Bolts of Large Scale Cat and Dog Foster Programs

Clock Icon9:50 am - 11:20 am
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Dive down into the nuts and bolts of how to set up and implement a large scale foster program.

Cat Lifesaving Masterclass

Clock Icon2:20 pm - 4:20 pm
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Attendees will work with experts to tackle their obstacles to saving all the cats.

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