Stress Reduction and Enrichment for Shelter Cats
Tuesday, June 18, 3-4:30pm ET
Presented by Kelley Bollen, MS, CABC, Animal Alliances, LLC
The noisy, scary shelter environment is particularly stressful for the cats in your care, so providing these sensitive animals with daily mental and physical stimulation is just as important as it is for dogs.
When a cat is frightened and in a confined space where he cannot escape, his behavior will reflect the stress he feels. A stressed cat may completely withdraw or even become aggressive in this situation. Implementing stress reduction procedures from the moment the cats enter your shelter is imperative. Enrichment practices can then keep the cats behaviorally healthy throughout their stay.
This webinar will provide you with the knowledge you need to implement a behavioral wellness program for the cats in your care. You will learn how to recognize stress in cats and how to use stress reduction procedures and behavioral enrichment to improve the welfare and adoptability of your feline guests.
This free 90-minute webinar will benefit anyone working in animal welfare. It has been approved for 1.5 CEUs for trainers and 1.5 CEUs for behavior consultants by the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers (CCPDT). It has been approved for Certified Animal Welfare Administrator continuing education credits.
All live ASPCApro webinars will be recorded and archived on ASPCApro.org.