August 22 - 23 and September 12 - 13, 2018
Maddie's® Kitten and Cat Foster Apprenticeship at Austin Pets Alive!
Interested in learning how to save more cats in your community? Want to build a larger base of cat foster? Looking to implement marketing campaigns that help get these wonderful pets into home? This apprenticeship is for you.
Who Should Apply?
This apprenticeship opportunity is for shelter/rescue organization directors, staff and volunteers who are interested in learning how to be to be the most effective at implementing this type of program in their organization. Organizations with limited staff and financial resources are especially encouraged to apply, as the programs taught may actually reduce operating costs.
How Does it Work?
This apprenticeship is 2 days plus travel. Students will spend 2 days at Austin Pets Alive! with the Neonatal Nursery Director and Director of Feline Lifesaving, learning:
- How to build a base of fosters
- How to establish a communication system
- How to grow and train a team of volunteers to support your fosters
- How to track medical needs and coordinate with a clinic team
- Data tracking methods
- Marketing campaigns
- Adoptions process and adoption events
A $600 stipend to cover travel and lodging will be awarded to the organization of each student chosen.
Applications May 15 - May 25, 2018
Dates and Number of Candidates
Apprenticeship programs will run August 22 - 23 and September 12 - 13, 2018. A total of 5 apprentices will be selected for each session.
How to Apply
Applications are accepted May 15 - My 25, 2018.