Our mission is to provide education, information and dialogue that will create a supportive environment empowering people to help cats in their community.
Dr. Aysha Akhtar – Author & Fellow of the Oxford Centre for Animal Ethics
Stacy and Dr. Akhtar discuss the importance of empathy in our society and how stopping infectious diseases, halting climate change, improving medical care, and decreasing violent crime are all connected to our empathy for animals. Increasing empathy for all animals increases our own wellbeing, which means that caring for community cats is caring for the community as a whole, and that public health models that support animals as well as people are essential to healthy communities.
Steve Appelbaum, Creator of Animal Behavior College
Steve debunks the myth that cats can’t be trained and discuss how training cats isn’t about teaching obedience but actually treating behavioral problems. Steve gives some tips on how to train your cat for going to the vet and shares how enrichment and training go hand in hand. In the animal welfare community know there is a shortage of veterinary assistants and veterinarians; Steve talks about how ABC’s veterinary assistant program is their most popular program.
Maura Thomas - Empowered Productivity™ System
Maura Nevel Thomas is an award-winning international speaker, trainer, and author on individual and corporate productivity and work-life balance, and the most widely-cited authority on attention management. In this episode, Stacy and Maura talk tips for working remotely including managing attention, email best practices, guidelines for using different communication tools and apps, and how leaders can create a healthy and efficient culture at work.
Sam Wilson - Program Director, Iowa Humane Alliance
Stacy and Sam discuss how a passion for community cats and affordable spay/neuter services led Sam to Iowa Humane Alliance, how COVID has shifted their procedures, how many cities in Iowa are passing community cat friendly ordinances to support TNR and community cats and their caretakers. They touch on mentorship programs that help spay/neuter clinics get started, and the partnerships they have with community cat organizations, shelters, and rescues.
James Evans - President, CARE
James shares how he came to animal welfare organically, marrying his passions for art, mass communications, and animals, and how he discovered animal welfare was an area lacking in services for underserved communities. Stacy and James discuss how to build sustainable community development and what marginalized people bring to the table when they’re included.
Nathan the Cat Lady, Tabby Dates
Nathan is an actor, cat lover, volunteer with Milo’s Sanctuary and the Cat Cafe Lounge, and a spokesperson for Tabby Dates, a new dating app for cat lovers. Studies have shown that men who pose with cats in their profile pictures on dating apps are less likely to get a match. Tabby Dates eliminates that problem, as well as all negative stereotypes related to cat people, since everyone on the app is a cat person.
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I like the topics and speakers as they are very informative on cat rescue.
I love this podcast!
Everyone who loves cats should listen to the wonderful interview with Nikki Martinez! Real, down-to-earth practical info from a caring, funny woman doing great work in the community. Makes me happy to know this podcast exists.