Shelters and rescue groups often find that progressive strategies for humanely managing community cats are met with resistance, particularly from local officials. Policymakers may be skeptical, while residents may hold different expectations of the shelter’s role in helping outdoor cats. In this session, we will present strategies and ideas for building support for community cat programs among various stakeholders in order to both enact and maintain effective policy for cats.


  • Danielle Jo Bays | Senior Analyst for Cat Protection and Policy, The Humane Society of the United States
  • Daniel Spehar | Independent Researcher

Wednesday, April 21 | 10 to 10:45am Cats Standard

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