Sept 24 - 25, Oct 22 - 23 and Nov 12 - 13, 2019
Maddie's® Neonatal Kitten Medical Apprenticeship
Learn the unique, practical, and effective medical protocols that APA! uses taught by Cassandra Mensing, who created a program that has saved more than 7,000 kittens at Austin Pets Alive!'s Neonatal Kitten Nursery since 2011. After 2 years of teaching the Neonatal Apprenticeship Casandra is now teaching a shorter class focused on the medical aspects of caring for neonatal kittens. Attendees learn the specifics of how to treat the special needs population that is neonatal kittens and will take home all the skills and information to implement these protocols in your own community.
Who Should Apply?
This apprenticeship opportunity is for shelter/rescue organization directors, staff and volunteers who are interested in learning how to be the most effective at implementing this type of program in their organization. Shelter or private practice veterinarians, foster coordinators and managers or senior administrators are encouraged to apply
** Previous neonatal feeding experience is required. **
How Does it Work?
This apprenticeship is 2 days, plus travel. Students will spend 2 exhilarating days at Austin Pets Alive! packed with hands-on experience learning all aspects of treating neonatal kittens, including feeding, medical and shelter protocols, and disease prevention and management.
A $600 stipend to offset the cost of travel and lodging will be awarded to the organization of each student chosen.
All of the apprenticeships and master classes offered at Maddie's® Lifesaving Academy are pre-approved for continuing education credits by The Association for Animal Welfare Advancement - Certified Animal Welfare Administrator (CAWA).
Before you apply, please review our grant requirements. To apply to attend a Maddie's® Apprenticeship Program, your organization must be a U.S. based 501c3 or government animal welfare organization, and you must submit a completed application. The grant requirements about sharing your annual animal statistics and lifesaving percentage on your website, participating in Shelter Animals Count and Million Cat Challenge and being current on your grant reporting are all highly encouraged but not required.
Applications August 12 - 23, 2019 - Application Closed
Applications are currently closed. Please check back for future opportunities.
Before the application window opens, you can prepare in the following ways:
- Review the Maddie's Fund Grant Requirements.
- Download the Sample Application and prepare your responses to the application questions.
- If you haven't already, Register as a User in the Maddie's Fund Grants Portal.
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