Kitten season is rapidly approaching! That means tons of tiny kittens will soon make their way into shelters, not only in Oregon but across the country. To help more of these kittens find homes, CAT hosted an apprenticeship program to teach 21 shelters about our nationally recognized kitten foster program.
The Maddie’s® Fostering 4 Rock Stars Apprenticeship at Cat Adoption Team is made possible by a generous $60,000 grant from Maddie’s Fund®, a national family foundation established by Dave and Cheryl Duffield to revolutionize the status and well-being of companion animals. Funds from this grant cover the costs of hosting the program and providing stipends to attendees.
“Thanks to Maddie, this training pulls together years of CAT’s learning into ready-made materials, tips, and tricks so that attendees leave prepared to save lives immediately,” says Kristi Brooks, director of operations at CAT and the lead trainer of Fostering 4 Rock Stars. “It’s an honor to be recognized for our work and to help save kittens all over the country.”
Over four days of workshops and training, attendees of the apprenticeship program learned how to build and run a comprehensive kitten foster program from intake to adoption, using the foster model developed at CAT.