Re: [humanesociety-54] Upcoming Feral Cat Conference. Please attend, if you are able.

From: Katrina P.
Sent on: Thursday, April 4, 2013 9:08 PM
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I'd like to go but I think I'm scheduled  to do Farm Fest at the Louisiana Children's Museum that day and we also have the Serama festival that weekend. I'll talk to you about it when I see you tonight.
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From: Jeff
Date: 04/04/13 17:24:11
Subject: [humanesociety-54] Upcoming Feral Cat Conference. Please attend, if you are able.







Join us at The Cat Trap Depot

Feral Cat Conference



What: Cat Trap Depot - Feral Cat Conference


When: April 12, 2013 at 9:00 am – 5:00 pm


Where: Four Points Sheraton

6401 Veterans Blvd

Metairie, LA  70003


Cost: $10 cash at the door but must register to reserve a

seat and to receive the complimentary trap by completing

the short survey by Thursday April 4th at


Contact: For urgent questions or cancellations only email

Susan Rosenberg [address removed]



SpayMart is proud to combine efforts with the Petco Foundation and Tru-Catch Traps to bring the latest in Feral Cat education to you!   Please join Susan Rosenberg from the Petco Foundation and Doug Bidwell from Tru-Catch for a 1 day seminar.   Breakfast and lunch is provided and all paid attendees present for the entire workshop will receive a Tru-Catch Trap for their own, We wish to thank the Petco Foundation and Tru-Catch Traps for making this day of learning possible.


Cat Trap Depot Workshop

Friday, April 12, 2013 at 9:00 am to 5:00 pm check in and breakfast begins at 8 am



This day-long workshop includes a vegetarian breakfast and lunch, gifts from the Petco Foundation and a brand new Tru-Catch Cat Trap for you to keep!   You will hear from speakers on animal welfare focusing on feral cat management and community issues.   The workshop will conclude with a panel discussion with feral cat authorities including local vetrinarians.  Dress in comfortable clothes and please bring handouts from your organization to share. There will be ample networking opportunities.



This workshop is for you if you are currently trapping, brand new to trapping or your rescue wants to learn more about trapping so that you can add TNR to the good you’re doing!   If you are attending for a free trap – then this workshop is NOT for you!



Four Points Sheraton, 6401 Veterans Blvd, Metairie, LA  70003



$10 cash at door but must register to attend and to receive a complimentary trap  by completing the short survey at deadline to register is Thursday April 4, 2013

For urgent questions or cancellations only email -Susan Rosenberg[address removed]




Susan Rosenberg, Petco Foundation

Susan Rosenberg, who has been with Petco for 15 years, is the national grants and disaster relief manager for the foundation and, as such, receives and makes grant decisions and develops disaster relief practices.  She works closely with over 8,000 Petco Foundation charitable partners and over 1,200 Petco stores that manage abandoned pets and adoptions.   As a regular presenter at animal welfare conferences and workshops, she is the face of the Petco Foundation.   In addition to her responsibilities at the foundation, she is a director for several animal welfare organizations in San Diego and works with disaster relief management organizations nationally.  She is also an animal handler for the Animal Rescue Reserve.

Stephanie Janeczko, DVM, MS, DABVP

After receiving her DVM from Cornell in 2004, Dr. Janeczko worked in small animal practice with shelters and rescue groups before returning to Cornell as its first shelter medicine resident. She is board certified in canine and feline practice and is a member of the organizing committee for a boarded specialty in shelter medicine. She is also a certified animal welfare administrator and president of the Association of Shelter Veterinarians. Dr. Janeczko currently works for the ASPCA as senior director of community outreach shelter medicine programs, working locally in NYC as well as nationally to help shelters and animal welfare groups develop and improve their medical programs. She shares her home with her furry family – four wonderful cats and the three best dogs in the world!


Stephanie Janeczko, DVM, MS, DABVP

Certified Animal Welfare Administrator

Senior Director, Community Outreach Shelter Medicine Programs ASPCA

520 8th Ave, 7th floor

New York, NY 10018

(212)[masked] x4406

[address removed]


Doug Bidwell,  Vice President Tru-Catch Traps

We focus on reliability and welfare. Our business has been family-run for over 25 years and we consider all of our customer’s family. We are focused on helping animals and the people who dedicate their lives to helping animals. “We couldn’t be happier to be a part of such a great program.”


Robin Beaulieu, Director, Jefferson Parish Animal Shelter

Robin Beaulieu, (pronounced like Polio with a B) rescued her first animal, a puppy with a broken jaw, when she was 12 years old.  She is a Board Member and Volunteer Coordinator for Barkus, the world’s largest dog parade and is a past Vice President of the JSPCA.   In February 2006, she became the Shelter Director and Assistant Director of Animal Rescue New Orleans.  Since September of 2011, she has served as the Director of the Jefferson Parish Animal Shelter, where she is studying best practices of shelters all over the country in an effort to bring them into use locally.


Heather J. Rigney with Louisiana SPCA

Heather J. Rigney has been active with Louisiana SPCA since 2003, when she began as a volunteer cat trapper with LA/SPCA’s Feral Cat Initiative. Heather officially joined the Louisiana SPCA staff in 2006 as Disaster Planning Coordinator, after her in depth experience designing the City Assisted Evacuation Plan as an employee of  the New Orleans Office of Homeland Security. She has worked extensively with local, state and non-governmental agencies in order to improve local planning and response for animals in disasters. Heather divides her time between her role as Disaster Coordinator and Feral Cat Coordinator, a position to which she was assigned in 2008. As Feral Cat Coordinator, Heather oversees the Trap-Neuter-Return program for Orleans Parish, manages the LA/SPCA trap bank, and runs feral cat educational classes for the New Orleans community. She is also responsible for outreach and mediation on behalf of feral cats, and works with other individuals and non-profit groups performing TNR. She is proud to say she has caught and neutered at least 500 cats (who’s counting?), and is a proud mother of six domestic felines. Heather earned her Masters degree in Public Health from the Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, specializing in International Health/Disaster Management. Heather also holds a BS in Biology obtained from Brandeis University.



SpayMart has been chartered with the state of Louisiana since 1998 and registered with the state of Mississippi since 2006.  The organization works to enhance the lives of animals in the Greater New Orleans area and Gulf Coast region through programs directed at education, adoption, rescue and low cost spay/neuter initiatives.  SpayMart adopts over 400 animals annually, most pulled from area shelters or the community at large, and is responsible for sterilizing over 1500 animals annually.  Each of SpayMart’s programs, Senior Cats for Senior Citizens, Kitten Foster Program and the Feral Cat Project, is directed at reducing euthanasia rates at area shelters, until we reach the goal of zero euthanasia of adoptable pets.











SpayMart   P.O. Box 6493   Metairie, LA     (601) [masked]


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