Free 2019 Workshops



Free Community Cat Workshops are offered to educate, encourage, and support neighbors to help improve the current free-roaming cat situation where they live or work. Learn how to humanely control and reduce the number of cats in the area through a County supported spay/neuter program. Become part of the solution to prevent more kittens on your street and in your back yard now and for the long-term. Discover how you can help as a concerned neighbor, feeder, caregiver, volunteer, and more. Pre-registration required.

Workshop Schedule – 2019


DATE
WORKSHOP
LOCATION
TIME
March 31
Community Cats
Bradshaw
9:30 am – 12:15 pm

TNR & Trapping Process
Bradshaw
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
July 28
Community Cats
Marconi
9:30 am – 12:15 pm

TNR & Trapping Process
Marconi
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Schedule subject to modification - Updated 2/28/19
For more information email: feralcatsproject1@gmail.com


WORKSHOP LOCATIONS

  • Marconi Ave - 5605 Marconi Ave, Carmichael 95608 – Library (meeting room)
  • Bradshaw Rd – 3839 Bradshaw Rd, Sacramento 95827 – County Shelter (classroom)

WORKSHOP DESCRIPTIONS

FERAL / COMMUNITY CATS
Learn why there are so many stray, feral, and un-owned community cats, where they come from, and why Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) is the best approach at reducing their population. Whether you’re a novice or experienced with community cats, this workshop provides the foundation you’ll need to be an informed volunteer or to help with feral cats in your neighborhood. This workshop is a prerequisite for both the Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) and the Help Desk workshops.

TRAP-NEUTER- RETURN (TNR)
This workshop teaches humane trapping skills and offers tips on how to successfully trap feral cats for Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) to their colony. Discover what's involved and learn how to assist others with the trapping and/or transport of feral cats for TNR. The Feral / Community Cats workshop is a prerequisite.

CAT HELP DESK
Assist people who file online reports about feral / community cat issues and want to know how to deal with them. Work from your personal computer and help respond to these incoming reports. Computer experience and the ability to use spreadsheets and correspond with clients via emails are necessary. The Feral / Community Cats workshop and the Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) workshops are a prerequisite. This workshop is scheduled after completion of required workshops. For more information email: feralcatsproject1@gmail.com.

COLONY CARE & MANAGEMENT
When there are un-owned cats in your neighborhood, the situation may seem hopeless. Learn how responsible colony care and management can bring order and acceptance to the cats’ presence. Whether you’re a seasoned caregiver or you’re new to the role, the workshop covers all aspects of colony management. In addition, you’ll have the opportunity to make connections with other caregivers and share your experiences and tips.

HOW TO SIGN-UP
  1. Email feralcatsproject1@gmail.com. Enter “Workshops 2019” in subject line.
  2. List the workshop(s) dates that you will attend.
  3. Include your name, address, email, and phone number.

You will receive a confirmation of registration plus a website link to the workshop Handbook. The 160 page Handbook is an excellent feral cat reference guide and resource. To purchase a printed copy of the Handbook (subject to availability) with binder you must pre-order a copy. It will be available for pick-up at the Feral / Community Cats workshop. The cost is $8 (PayPal).

Volunteer Opportunities:
For more information on SacFerals Volunteer Opportunities go to our Volunteer page at http://www.sacferals.com/p/volunteer.html where you can also submit a Volunteer Interest Form. If you have questions or would like to receive information on upcoming workshops email us at feralcatsproject1@gmail.com.




Other Opportunities
  • Cat Help Desk - respond to feral cat inquiries for assistance
  • Trap & Transport - cats for spay/neuter
  • Colony Caregiver - manage & monitor a colony
  • Colony Feeder – help feed cats at a colony location
  • Food Donations – needed for colony cats