2021 Ohio Community Cat Summit Announced

Ohio Community Cat Summit – October 9, 2021, 12:30 to 4:30 pm

Thanks to everyone who attended the 2021 Ohio Community Cat Summit! Below is a link to a recording of the event.

2021 Ohio Community Cat Summit Recording

Hosted by Ohio Animal Advocates and the Together Initiative for Ohio’s Community Cats

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  • Sterling Davis, the TrapKing
  • Vicki Deisner, Ohio Animal Advocates
  • Dr. Alba Gonzalez, Rascal Unit Mobile Clinic
  • Tabitha Kucera, Chirrups and Chatter Cat & Dog Behavior
  • Dan Spehar, Together Initiative
  • Gregory Willey, Friendship Animal Protective League

A free virtual workshop that will provide community cat advocates with information on affordable low-cost S/N, how to debunk myths and resolve community conflicts, build robust municipal partnerships, use data to make the case for TNR, and deal with compassion fatigue.

Register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_JjEcb1oRT7ea28TOm3g3cw



2021 Ohio Community Cat Summit – October 9, 2021

12:30–12:45:  Overview, Speaker Introductions:   Dan Spehar, Together Initiative

 Announce Winner of 2021 Together Initiative Community Cat Champion Award

12:45–12:50:  Recognition of Sponsors:  Vicki Deisner, Ohio Animal Advocates

Announce Release of Community Cats:  A Guide for Busy Ohio Municipal Leaders

12:50-1:20:  Gregory Willey, Executive Director, Friendship APL

Compassion fatigue in the time of COVID

1:20 – 1:50:  Dr. Alba Gonzalez, Director of the Rascal Unit Mobile Clinic/Animal Hospital

Putting the “N” in TNR:  Affordable Spay-Neuter Services

1:50–2:20: Tabitha Kucera, Chirrups and Chatter Cat and Dog Behavior Consulting

Debunking Myths and Resolving Conflicts

2:20–2:30: Break

2::30 – 3:00:  Vicki Deisner, Executive Director, Ohio Animal Advocates

Constructing Robust Municipal Partnerships for Community Cat Management.

3:00– 3:30: Dan Spehar, Co-founder, Together Initiative

Using Data to Make an Evidence-Based Case for TNR

3:30 – 4:00:  Key-note Speaker: Sterling Davis, His Story from Rapping to Saving Cats

“I think something as selfless as rescue could be an example to the world of unity and working together,” said Sterling Davis, a.k.a. the TrapKing

4:00 – 4:15:  Dan Spehar, Together Initiative

Wrap-up, Q&A, Raffle winners, and evaluations

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