How to Start and Grow a Large Bottle Baby Program Part 1

February 2015 by Casandra Mensing

Audience: Executive Leadership, Foster Caregivers, Public, Shelter/Rescue Staff & Volunteers

Video Length: 46 minutes

Austin Pets Alive! has saved over 7,500 neonatal kittens since 2009. In this is a two-part presentation, you’ll learn how to start and build a bottle baby nursery, plus how to create a foster network for neonates. In Part 1, Casandra Mensing will share her experience running APA!’s Nursery, from its meager beginnings to the groundbreaking phenomenon that it is today. This presentation will give you the tools to start saving kittens in your community today. Don’t miss finding out how Austin Pets Alive! proved the experts wrong and surpassed a 90% survival rate! This program was part of the American Pets Alive! 2015 No-Kill Conference.

About Casandra Mensing

Casandra grew up in South Carolina, and received a BA in Psychology from Clemson University. She moved to Austin TX in 2009, and promptly became a fixture in  APA's Bottle Baby Program. She worked countless hours as a volunteer before becoming the Neonatal Ward Manager for Austin Pets Alive in 2011. Under her direction, APA’s Bottle Baby program celebrated an unprecedented 90% save rate during the 2013 season. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time outside and hanging out with her two dogs and two cats - both APA alums. 


 


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