Cat Management for Local Government

  • 14 Apr 2020
  • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Banyule City Council
  • 14


  • Single registration for full day event

Covid-19 Update:

We have postponed our Cat Management for Local Government seminar until further notice. While this is not what anyone wanted, current circumstances require it.

We are very disappointed to lose this chance to learn, with you, about what may be the most pressing issue in companion animal management and welfare. Our international expert, Dr Cynthia Karsten, and our local presenters, are also saddened to lose this opportunity, however we are all ready to gear up again and get the show on the road just as soon as the situation is safe to do so.

Delegates who are currently registered for the event will receive notification regarding refunds.

The Australian Institute of Animal Management, Getting 2 Zero, Banyule Council and Koret Shelter Medicine Program are looking forward to working together again in the near future to bring new, easy to implement information to you in your quest to manage cats humanely and effectively in your community.

Thank you for your support and for all that you do. Please do not hesitate to contact us if we can be of assistance during this current challenging situation.

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A one day workshop outlining strategies to maximise resources, save $$$'s and lives!

Do you work in Local or State Government Animal Management? This event is for you!

This workshop will provide you with simple, cost effective, evidence based strategies that can:

  • Improve the use of resources
  • Increase outcomes for cat management
  • Make the workplace more rewarding for the animal management team
World renowned Shelter Medicine specialist from the Koret Shelter Medicine Programme (University of California Davis), Dr Cynthia Karsten , has kindly agreed to share her knowledge with the Australian companion animal management sector. All Council staff responsible for animal management and care are encouraged to attend.  Learn how to achieve positive financial and animal outcomes, resource efficiency and DAM Plan objectives.

Expected outcomes from the workshop:

Council focus:

Understand the:

  • Financial impact of dealing with stray/surrendered cats/kittens
  • Emotional cost of euthanasia for the organisation, community, animals, staff
  • Importance of disease control
  • Importance of animal housing and how simple changes can make a huge improvement
  • Importance of partnerships with other organisations.                  
  • Shelter/pound costs & save $10,000s
  • The number of impounded stray cats/ kittens
  • Euthanasia and still achieve positive outcomes
Hands on demonstration of portal installation - the #1 way to make a difference to feline welfare

Community focus

  • Understanding changing community expectations
  • Building relationships across the industry
  • Improving public health
  • Importance of responsible pet ownership
  • Reduced nuisance calls/complaints

A shipment of cat housing equipment will accompany Dr Karsten, specifically designated for demonstration purposes at the workshops. To find out more about Dr Karsten go to

If you do not work in Local or State Government and would like to attend this event please email the Secretary to be placed on a waiting list.

The registration fee includes morning and afternoon tea and lunch including vegetarian options. If you have other dietary requirements please contact the Secretary.

Proudly sponsored by:        

Australian Institute of Animal Management Limited - ABN 69 666 244 980 - Suite 514, 89 Burwood Road Hawthorn Victoria 3122

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