As the manager of community cat programs for Best Friends Animal Society, Shelly Kotter guides a number of model programs nationwide and advises communities across the country on humane methods of dealing with cat overpopulation. The goal of Best Friends’ community cat programs is to keep cats out of the shelter system by implementing trap/neuter/return (TNR) programs and relocating at-risk community cats.
Shelly has worked at Best Friends since 1998 and has played a pivotal role in defining its unique stance on the free-roaming felines generally known as “feral cats.” Best Friends refers to these cats as “community cats,” because no one description fits all free-roaming cats and because the solution to their plight rests with individual communities.
Thursday, July 14, 2016
2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Diving Deep: Community Cat Programs that Make an Impact