Virginia Federation of Humane Societies March 2012 Conference
Presentations at the upcoming March 29-31, 2012 annual conference of the Virginia Federation of Humane Societies in Williamsburg, Virginia.
download pdf: VFHS Annual Conference 2012 brochure
selected presentations by the Feral Cat Blog! (as always, see entire)
Opening Session: Lessons Learned from Austin, Ryan Clinton (No Kill Advocate)
The Dynamics of Feral Cat Rescue and Management
Susan Greene, Petfinder
"Alternatives to euthanasia, such as tame-and-home for feral kittens, and trap/neuter/return for adult feral cats, are increasingly popular. Many colonies have been managed by TNR for a long enough time to yield results on the factors that influence their success. Access to affordable spay/neuter, homing of adoptable cats and kittens, and dedicated monitoring of the colony will speed reduction of colony size. Adoption has become a vital component of TNR. Spay/neuter clinics and TNR-based groups have become members of Petfinder to place friendly stray cats and feral kittens in caring homes. This presentation will review the components of TNR and discuss results noted by caretakers and researchers."