Check out Feline Fundamentals, our low cost, educational series open to the public

You’d do anything to give your furry friend the healthiest and best life possible, but taking care of them is not always the easiest task. There are often unexpected bumps in the road, so it’s important to know how to handle these obstacles and make the best decisions for their future. Luckily for you, SAFE Haven for Cats is pleased to announce the return of its Feline Fundamentals series to give you all the information you need to take care of the kitties!

Over the course of the next year, we will host eight different workshops including “Bottle Feeding Orphan Kittens,” “Pet Readiness for Natural Disasters,” and “Caring for Senior Cats.” No matter what your interests are, there’s something for everyone to enjoy!

To give everyone adequate space to grow your knowledge and engage with the content, we are limiting each session to only 25 participants. Spots are likely to fill up early, so be sure to sign up as soon as you can! Each class is only $5, which is cheaper than most drinks at Starbucks!

Below you will find brief descriptions of each class. For more information and to register, click on the corresponding event links:

Pet Readiness for Natural Disasters – Tuesday, July 25, 2017 – RSVP HERE

Pets are such an integral part of the family, it’s important to have a plan to protect and save them from natural disasters, too! We will have a discussion and share tips concerning emergency preparedness, specifically for those loveable furballs.

So You Want to Start a Rescue? Basics for Success for You and the Cats and Dogs! – Tuesday, August 29, 2017 – RSVP HERE

Based on 25 years of SAFE Haven’s experience, learn the basics of creating a successful rescue, including capacity, housing, methods to adopt, working with businesses for adoption locations, keeping records, finding low-cost veterinary help, state laws and regulations, and screening potential adopters.

Basics of Legacy Planning: Preparing Your Cat for When You Are Not Around – Tuesday, September 26, 2017 – RSVP HERE

Complete with wine, snacks and a Q&A period, estate planning experts Shirley and Lisa will help you think about what you will do for your pets when you are gone.

Caring for Senior Cats – Tuesday, October 24, 2017 – RSVP HERE

Come learn how to make your home better for your senior cat. We’ll spell out the American Academy of Feline Practitioners’ (AAFP) senior recommendations and life-stage descriptions.

Basics of Trap Neuter Vaccinate and Release (TNVR) – Tuesday, February 6, 2018 – RSVP HERE

Learn the difference between stray/abandoned cats and feral cats, the basics of trapping, the different types of traps, how to make a clinic appointment, and how to care for these kitties. Let’s end unnecessary euthanasia together!

Bottle Feeding Orphan Kittens – Tuesday, March 6, 2018 – RSVP HERE

You will learn exactly what to do if you or someone you know finds orphan kittens. From bottle and syringe feeding to general kitten care information, we’ve got you covered to help keep the little ones alive and thriving.

Cat Communication – Tuesday, April 24, 2018 – RSVP HERE

What if cats could talk?! Well, they can… sort of. You’ll find out more about cats’ social structures and how to prevent behavior problems before they even become an issue. Learn how the predator/prey relationship shapes much of how cats interact with one another, and even you!

Feline Friendly Fun-damentals – Tuesday, June 5, 2018 – RSVP HERE

We will discuss the environmental enrichment and needs of cats. We will also demonstrate clicker training for cats.