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.