Building Foster Programs for Cats and Kittens

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Your community's capacity to care for cats and kittens depends heavily on your organization's foster programs. The cat program at Austin Pets Alive! started using only foster caregivers; there was no brick and mortar facility for cats. Now APA! has between 400 and 1200 cats and kittens in foster care at any given time, with 1100 cat foster homes active annually. This five-class online apprenticeship will give you all the tools you need to start or grow your cat and kitten foster programs. The course is authored by Monica Frenden, Maddie's® Director of Feline Lifesaving at American Pets Alive! and Casandra Mensing, Maddie's® Neonatal Program Director at American Pets Alive!.

This course has been pre-approved for 4.0 Certified Animal Welfare Administrator continuing education credits by The Association for Animal Welfare Advancement.

feline, neonate, marketing, matchmaking, application, adoption

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Introduction to the Austin Pets Alive! Feline Foster Programs
Begin self-paced component package.
Begin self-paced component package. This class describes the core values of Austin Pets Alive! and introduces the APA! Cat and Neonatal Foster Programs.
Cat Foster Program Structure and Process
Begin self-paced component package.
Begin self-paced component package. This class covers each step in the Austin Pets Alive! cat foster process: application, foster caregiver screening, foster plea, foster placement, and adoption.
Cat Foster Program Management Tools
Begin self-paced component package.
Begin self-paced component package. This class presents and explains the tracking tools used by the APA! Cat Foster Program.
Special Considerations of a Neonatal Program
Begin self-paced component package.
Begin self-paced component package. This class concentrates on the special needs of the APA! Neonatal Foster Program. It covers job descriptions, processes, tools, and neonatal foster caregiver training and retention.
Foster Caregiver Recruitment and Retention
Begin self-paced component package.
Begin self-paced component package. This class focuses on how to successfully recruit foster caregivers and give them the support they need and want.
Optional course survey
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Certificate
4.00 CAWA CE credits  |  Certificate available
4.00 CAWA CE credits  |  Certificate available