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Feral and Community Cats Workshops Coming Soon!
We are pleased to announce a series of workshops designed for people interested in helping feral and community cats in our area!
Sponsored and conducted by the Animal Care Partners of Sacramento (ACPS consists of Sacramento County Animal Care and Regulation, City of Sacramento Animal Care Services, the Sacramento SPCA and Happy Tails Pet Sanctuary) and the Coalition for Community Cats (C4CC).
Four workshops are being offered! Each of the workshops, below, will train people to work in “Teams” that are based in sections of the greater Sacramento area. All four of the Teams (Transport, Trapping, Education and Triage) will work in concert with each other to help with each aspect of these topic areas. The intent is to improve the assistance to community members, assist the animal shelters with the needs of feral and community cats and greatly improve the overall attention to feral and free roaming cats throughout the region. Register now by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org!
|Transport Teams Workshop
Wednesday, November 14
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
This workshop is designed to train volunteers who can help transport cats to clinics when their caregivers are unable to drive, are disabled or elderly. Transporters will also help the animal shelters with the returns of Community Cats or ear tipped cats back to their "homes" after they've been altered and vaccinated.
Skills Needed: None at all! We'll train you in the basics and you're set to go! You just need to have reliable transportation with enough room to carry 2-4 traps or carriers and occasional availability to assist. You'll sign up for a designated area near your home and work with other team member in your area.
|Trapping Teams Workshop
Saturday, December 15
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
This workshop is designed to train volunteers in good trapping skills and to help community members with trapping cats for feral cat clinics. Volunteers will also help educate community members in trapping skills so they can be successful on their own.
Skills Needed: Some experience with trapping cats is ideal! We'll hone your current skills and give you great tips on how to achieve success each time you trap! You will need to be available occasionally to trap cats and help a community member. You'll sign up for a designated area near your home and work with other team member in your area.
|Educational Teams Workshop
This workshop is designed to train volunteers in communications and conflict management skills centering on TNR and community education. These team members will be dispatched to businesses, neighborhoods, managers, etc. to help mitigate conflict or educate about TNR. This workshop requires 3 classes to complete the course workshop.
Skills Needed: Attendees need to be knowledgeable about TNR and our local programs, have good and positive communications skills, willing to speak to groups of people and able to find “win-win” compromise for all parties. You will learn about local animal ordinances, general animal law, animal sheltering policies and all resources available to people. You'll sign up for a designated area near your home and work with other team member in your area.
|Triage Teams Workshop
January 12 and 13
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
This workshop is designed to train volunteers who can work from home to receive and respond to inquiries and requests for help from the general public. These attendees will access a new website and database that will serve as a central information center for the general public. You will have access to a myriad of documents for emailing to customers and be trained in resource skills in order to respond to requests. The Triage Team members will also dispatch service requests to the Transport, Trapping and Education teams.
Skills Needed: General computer skills are necessary and you'll need to have a computer with internet service at home. You'll be accessing a Google Docs program which is a basic excel spreadsheet format. You should also have some basic knowledge of cats, cat health and growth, TNR and be familiar with some of the current resources available.
All workshops will be held at:
Sacramento County Animal Care and Regulation
3839 Bradshaw Road, Sacramento, 95827 (map)
Register now for one or more of these free workshops by contacting:
or register at least 10 days prior to each workshop.
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