Thursday, April 22, 2010

Forum on Feline Overpopulation

The Minnesota Conference and the Minnesota Veterinary Medical Association (MVMA) will present:

Forum on Feline Overpopulation

Date: Wednesday, May 19th, 2010
Location: Kelly Inn, St. Cloud, Minnesota
Cost: $50

For more information and to register click here.

Conference Agenda 

9-10am: Overpopulation data: What we know about the demographics of cats in 
shelters, and NEW information collected from Minnesota shelters  
Dr. Margaret Slater, ASPCA  

10-10:15am: DNR perspective of feral cats 
 Fred Bengtson, DNR 

10:15-10:45am: Pros and Cons of Trap/Neuter/Release. 
Dr. Margaret Slater, ASPCA 

10:45-11am: BREAK 

11am-12:30pm: Status of Cats in Society 
 Dr. Sandra Newbury, University of Wisconsin 

12:30-1:30pm: LUNCH 
1:30-2:15pm: Reasons why cats are such prolific breeders and Early spay/neuter in 
cats, is it safe?  
Dr. Peggy Root, University of Minnesota  
2:15-2:30pm: Standards of care for high volume spay/neuter clinics  
 Dr. Terri Derr, Rice County Humane Society 

2:30-2:45pm: BREAK 

2:45-3:45pm: Spay/neuter incentive programs and Pet owner education programs that 
Dr. Kathy Makolinski, ASPCA 

3:45-5:00pm: Panel Discussion 

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