The online event on 11 September will feature informative sessions and engaging Q&As, focusing on a number of topics including:
• how cats learn
• how cats communicate
• a discussion panel on the future of cats and the biggest welfare issues they face
According to the charity, the conference is ideal for veterinary professionals and everyone working in the animal welfare sector - as well as budding cat behaviourists.
“Cats have subtle ways of communicating and are therefore renowned for being hard to read,” said Daniel Cummings, Cats Protection’s Behaviour Officer, whose role is supported by players of People’s Postcode Lottery.
“We’re constantly being asked why they behave in the way they do and it’s hard to find all this information in one place which is why we wanted to hold an affordable and accessible event for anyone interested in understanding feline behaviour.”
Daniel added that the conference is also suitable for those whose work focuses on cats indirectly, including those studying for a relevant qualification.
The day will count as six hours of Continuing Professional Development for those needing to maintain CPD hours.
Speakers include a range of cat behaviour experts, including welfare advocate Sarah Ellis, co-author of ‘The Trainable cat’.
The conference is hosted by The Webinar Vet, a company that has global success in running virtual conferences, and tickets can be purchased at www.cats.org.uk/feline-behaviour-conference at a cost of £50 plus VAT.
It starts at 9.30am on 11 September and content will be available for another six months after the event for no extra fee.
“The more people understand cats, the better they’re treated,” Daniel said. “As with everything we do, it’s all about helping them lead happy lives.”
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