Safe Cats Conference - September 2005, Billings MT
First-ever regional conference will be held September 7—9 at the Billings Hotel and Convention Center. This conference will bring together animal welfare professionals from six Western states for training to promote HSUS’s campaign that encourages cat owners to keep their cats safe from the dangers of roaming outdoors. Safe Cats will feature a host of nationally known speakers, including Dr. Kevin Fitzgerald of Animal Planet’s “Emergency ER.” The exhibit area will include a Safe Cats technology demonstration site, featuring the latest in feline fencing, housing, toys, and identification.
The highlight of the conference will be a panel discussion about the effects outdoor cats have on wildlife. This discussion will bring together people on all sides of the issue — including Montana Audubon Society; feral cat advocates; Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks; and animal shelter personnel — for what promises to be a lively discussion on this controversial topic.
The evening of September 7, the conference hall will open to the general public for a household cat show sponsored by the Yellowstone Valley Cat Club. There will also be training sessions on grooming, cat care, and youth involvement in feline issues. The first 300 people to attend this event will receive a free kitty condo.
[Feral Cat Blog! Note: The six western states are:
Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming.]