548: The Surprising Language of Community Cats with Sarah Brown, Cat Behavior Consultant and Author of “The Hidden Language of Cats: How They Have Us at Meow”
The Community Cats Podcast
by The Community Cats Podcast
1d ago
Unravel the mysteries of feline behavior with the extraordinary Sarah Brown, a cat behavior expert with three decades of experience. Sarah shares her captivating journey from zoology student to PhD researcher, exploring the complex social dynamics within feral cat colonies. Listen in as she recounts her in-depth study of two cat colonies, one nestled in a hospital and the other successfully relocated to a farm, and breaks down the intricate communication methods of these often misunderstood creatures.  Her insights challenge the common perception of cats as distant and uncommunicative, sh ..read more
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547: The Free Feral Fix in Texas with Tiffany Ditto, Director of Marketing and Communication at Texas Coalition for Animal Protection
The Community Cats Podcast
by Stacy LeBaron
1d ago
Have you ever wondered about the heroes behind the scenes, tirelessly working to ensure a better future for our feline companions? In a heartening discussion with Tiffany Ditto from the Texas Coalition for Animal Protection, we journey into the frontlines of animal advocacy.  We reveal the transformative impact TCAP's low-cost veterinary services, including an astounding number of spay-neuter procedures, have on the lives of cats – both pet and feral – across Texas. Tiffany shares her passionate insights on TCAP's endorsement of Trap-Neuter-Return and Return to Field practices, vital vacc ..read more
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547: The Free Feral Fix in Texas with Tiffany Ditto, Director of Marketing and Communication at Texas Coalition for Animal Protection
The Community Cats Podcast
by Stacy LeBaron
1w ago
Have you ever wondered about the heroes behind the scenes, tirelessly working to ensure a better future for our feline companions? In a heartening discussion with Tiffany Ditto from the Texas Coalition for Animal Protection, we journey into the frontlines of animal advocacy.  We reveal the transformative impact TCAP's low-cost veterinary services, including an astounding number of spay-neuter procedures, have on the lives of cats – both pet and feral – across Texas. Tiffany shares her passionate insights on TCAP's endorsement of Trap-Neuter-Return and Return to Field practices, vital vacc ..read more
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Facing Feline Leukemia with Facts, Not Fear with Margaret Tompkins, Founder of the Tompkins Foundation
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by Stacy LeBaron
2w ago
When Margaret Tompkins opened her home to a sickly kitten, little did she know that this act of kindness would catapult her into a lifelong mission to advocate for feline leukemia positive cats. Her story is at the heart of our latest episode, where she recounts her transformative journey and how it's led to her role as president of the Tompkins Foundation for Feline Leukemia Advocacy. She offers a deep dive into the often-misunderstood world of FeLV, sharing how fostering kittens led to defying euthanasia policies and how she's using social media to educate the public. Join us for a moving ex ..read more
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Less Price, More Purr with Rick DuCharme, Owner of RLD Consulting and Managing Partner of The Community Cat Clinic
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by The Community Cats Podcast
3w ago
Join the transformational journey with Rick DuCharme, a former heavy equipment industry professional turned no-kill movement leader, as we unpack the meaningful strides made in animal welfare. Our enlightening conversation delves into Rick's leap into the world of cats and dogs, where he has championed spay-neuter initiatives and pioneered the first return-to-field program for feral cats in Jacksonville, leading the city to a praiseworthy no-kill status. His passion for the cause is undeniable as we traverse the challenges and victories that come with reducing shelter admissions and euthanasia ..read more
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A Special "Because We Love It" Episode! Check Out the Kindred Podcast with Kate Coffin, Jenn Asplundh, and Dr. Kristyn Vitale
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by The Community Cats Podcast
3w ago
“I feel like so much of why cat’s get a bad rap is because they seem to be juxtaposed to dogs and dog behavior.” Today we wanted to share an episode of Kindred, a podcast hosted by sisters Kate Coffin and Jenn Asplundh. It explores the intricate and interdependent relationship that humans have with animals and nature. Their episodes are always intriguing and we thought you'd enjoy their show as much as we do. In this  episode, Kate and Jenn speak with Dr. Kristyn Vitale, whose work focuses on companion animal behavior, specifically cat social cognition, cat behavior, and human-cat in ..read more
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Sharing Adoption Secrets for Hard to Adopt Cats with Halle Hamilton, Cat Adoption Manager, Austin Pets Alive
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by The Community Cats Podcast
1M ago
Every cat has its tale, and this week's chat with Halle Hamilton of Austin Pets Alive brings a new narrative to the forefront of feline rescue. As we weave through Halle's own transformation from a dancer to a pioneer in cat adoptions, we uncover the heartwarming stories of special needs kitties who have found their stride thanks to innovative strategies and heartfelt community involvement. Celebrate with us the triumphs of our cat adoption and foster programs, which see incontinent and diabetic whiskered wonders stepping into loving homes like never before. The upcoming 2024 Online Cat Confer ..read more
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With Enthusiasm We Work Together with Donna Brown, Founder of Garden City Community Cats Project
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by The Community Cats Podcast
1M ago
When Donna Brown first noticed the shadowy figures of cats darting through the alleys of Garden City, little did she know she'd become the champion of a thousand feline lives. This heartfelt conversation peels back the layers of Donna's transformation from an everyday citizen to the founder of the Garden City Community Cats Project, a beacon of hope in the world of TNR (trap-neuter-return).  Turning empathy into action, Donna shares her transformation from unawareness to advocacy and how she has spurred a movement that not only helped over a thousand cats, but also reflects the very heart ..read more
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Eliminating Economic Euthanasia with Steven Mornelli, Waggle.org
The Community Cats Podcast
by Stacy LeBaron
1M ago
Have you ever been stopped dead in your tracks by a story that not only breaks your heart but also fuels a fire within you to create change? That's exactly the experience Steven Mornelli from Waggle.org had, and it led him to tackle the gut-wrenching issue of economic euthanasia head-on. Steven unveils the narrative of his leap from the financial and data sciences sectors to the birth of a platform giving pets a fighting chance. With Waggle's unique model, your donations reach directly into the veterinary clinics, ensuring your generosity translates into life-saving treatment, not just goodwil ..read more
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Spurring Change for Cats from the Top Down with Jonlyn Freeman, Founder of NYC Cat Rescuer Alliance and Meagan Licari, President of Puppy Kitty NY City
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by The Community Cats Podcast
1M ago
Ever wondered about the hurdles faced by animal rescuers in bustling metropolitan areas? Packed with first-hand accounts from these inspiring guests, Jonlyn Freeman and Meagan Licari, this episode takes a deep look into the complex realm of feline welfare in New York City. Amid the chaos of the pandemic, these dedicated cat-lovers remained undeterred, courageously navigating the challenges of an overwhelmed animal healthcare system, and the tragic issue of animal abandonment in lower-income neighborhoods.  Join this heartfelt discussion on the urgent need for city-funded spay-neuter progr ..read more
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