• Feline Advisory Bureau – UK charity founded in 1958• Original aims – improve knowledge of care, husbandry, and  veterina...
** LATER ON THIS SESSION YOU WILL NEED THE ENVELOPE WITH THE FOURCOLOURED CARDS THAT WERE LEFT ON      YOUR SEAT THIS MORN...
1 day10+yrs
Window of socialisationopportunity to create arehomeable petPeriod of life during whichattempts at taming will bestressful...
Who’s in the box?
Kevin’s kitten!
CNVR…
Why do we ignore the basics?- Human need to “save” and dominate
Why do we ignore the basics?- Prejudices based on community the cats live in
Why do we ignore the basics?- Prejudices based on community the cats live in
Why do we ignore the basics?- Don‟t understand cats as a species or their  responses – or think they are small dogs
Dogs Vs Cats
Dogs
Cats
Why do we ignore the basics?Anthropomorphism.
Why do we ignore the basics?- Hoarding urges
Why do we ignore the basics?- Easier to raise money through homing or  sanctuary – sponsoring animals etc –  than through ...
Why do we ignore the basics?- Exaggerated fear of bad things happening  to them.
Why do we ignore the basics?- Exaggerated fear of bad things happening  to them – but worse damage may be  caused by "resc...
Why do we ignore the basics?- Exaggerated fear of bad things happening  to them – but worse damage may be  caused by "resc...
Why do we ignore the basics?- Fear that doing the right thing for the animals  might upset volunteers or staff with strong...
So let‟s take a vote…..Hold up pink cardHold up blue cardHold up green cardHold up yellow card
The cat lives on a scrap metal tip. He had minimal handling as akitten and cannot be touched or picked up. He will come cl...
The cat lives on a scrap metal tip. He had minimal handling as akitten and cannot be touched or picked up. He will come cl...
The cat lives on a scrap metal tip. He had minimal handling as akitten and cannot be touched or picked up. He will come cl...
The cat lives on a scrap metal tip. He had minimal handling as akitten and cannot be touched or picked up. He will come cl...
9 week old unhandleable kitten living in a restaurant in a major cityin East Africa. Restaurant owners don‟t want more cat...
9 week old unhandleable kitten living in a restaurant in a major cityin East Africa. Restaurant owners don‟t want more cat...
Pregnant unhandleable female street cat. Lives in public park with denseundergrowth and bushes. Fed by active feeder.
Pregnant unhandleable female street cat. Lives in public park with denseundergrowth and bushes. Fed by active feeder.     ...
Pregnant unhandleable female street cat. Lives in public park with denseundergrowth and bushes. Fed by active feeder.     ...
Pregnant unhandleable female street cat. Lives in public park with denseundergrowth and bushes. Fed by active feeder.     ...
Feral colony in derelict school. Cats all appear okay but thereare lots of cat skeletons everywhere.
Feral colony in derelict school. Cats all appear okay but thereare lots of cat skeletons everywhere.                      ...
Two little boys! Farm cats. About 8 months old, very friendly, appearto be identical twins. Bonded pair. But constantly sn...
Two little boys! Farm cats, About 8 months old, very friendly, appearto be identical twins. Bonded pair. But constantly sn...
Street „Em   Keep „EmFreedom from long term chronichealth/illnessRisk of deathStress over long termInfectious diseaseInjur...
Call to action:If you work with the catsdirectly…If your job is to managethe people who workwith the cats
Coming soon…
RAOUL“We had always been able topick him up and touch him.We brought him into the shelterand he went absolutely crazy, and...
Thank you.
ICAWC 2012: Ian MacFarlaine - Feline Advisory Bureau: "Keep 'em or street 'em?" (CNVR vs rehoming)
ICAWC 2012: Ian MacFarlaine - Feline Advisory Bureau: "Keep 'em or street 'em?" (CNVR vs rehoming)
ICAWC 2012: Ian MacFarlaine - Feline Advisory Bureau: "Keep 'em or street 'em?" (CNVR vs rehoming)
ICAWC 2012: Ian MacFarlaine - Feline Advisory Bureau: "Keep 'em or street 'em?" (CNVR vs rehoming)
ICAWC 2012: Ian MacFarlaine - Feline Advisory Bureau: "Keep 'em or street 'em?" (CNVR vs rehoming)
ICAWC 2012: Ian MacFarlaine - Feline Advisory Bureau: "Keep 'em or street 'em?" (CNVR vs rehoming)
Upcoming SlideShare
Loading in …5
×

ICAWC 2012: Ian MacFarlaine - Feline Advisory Bureau: "Keep 'em or street 'em?" (CNVR vs rehoming)

634 views

Published on

Ian MacFarlaine of FAB discusses the issues around CNVR (Collect, Neuter, Vaccinate, Return) and rehoming.

0 Comments
1 Like
Statistics
Notes
  • Be the first to comment

No Downloads
Views
Total views
634
On SlideShare
0
From Embeds
0
Number of Embeds
19
Actions
Shares
0
Downloads
8
Comments
0
Likes
1
Embeds 0
No embeds

No notes for slide

ICAWC 2012: Ian MacFarlaine - Feline Advisory Bureau: "Keep 'em or street 'em?" (CNVR vs rehoming)

  1. 1. • Feline Advisory Bureau – UK charity founded in 1958• Original aims – improve knowledge of care, husbandry, and veterinary treatment of cats in the UK; led on care and veterinary treatment developments at a time when very little known and understood.• Remaining true to this aim, with ISFM veterinary division, and international cat welfare projects – training and support emphasis.• Projects emphasise sustainability through training, development, and capitalising on local expertise – not being visiting resource. Full diary for 2013. www.fabcats.org www.isfm.net
  2. 2. ** LATER ON THIS SESSION YOU WILL NEED THE ENVELOPE WITH THE FOURCOLOURED CARDS THAT WERE LEFT ON YOUR SEAT THIS MORNING **
  3. 3. 1 day10+yrs
  4. 4. Window of socialisationopportunity to create arehomeable petPeriod of life during whichattempts at taming will bestressful forcat, futile, and/or injuriousto owner
  5. 5. Who’s in the box?
  6. 6. Kevin’s kitten!
  7. 7. CNVR…
  8. 8. Why do we ignore the basics?- Human need to “save” and dominate
  9. 9. Why do we ignore the basics?- Prejudices based on community the cats live in
  10. 10. Why do we ignore the basics?- Prejudices based on community the cats live in
  11. 11. Why do we ignore the basics?- Don‟t understand cats as a species or their responses – or think they are small dogs
  12. 12. Dogs Vs Cats
  13. 13. Dogs
  14. 14. Cats
  15. 15. Why do we ignore the basics?Anthropomorphism.
  16. 16. Why do we ignore the basics?- Hoarding urges
  17. 17. Why do we ignore the basics?- Easier to raise money through homing or sanctuary – sponsoring animals etc – than through TNR
  18. 18. Why do we ignore the basics?- Exaggerated fear of bad things happening to them.
  19. 19. Why do we ignore the basics?- Exaggerated fear of bad things happening to them – but worse damage may be caused by "rescue”.
  20. 20. Why do we ignore the basics?- Exaggerated fear of bad things happening to them – but worse damage may be caused by "rescue”.
  21. 21. Why do we ignore the basics?- Fear that doing the right thing for the animals might upset volunteers or staff with strong opinions….
  22. 22. So let‟s take a vote…..Hold up pink cardHold up blue cardHold up green cardHold up yellow card
  23. 23. The cat lives on a scrap metal tip. He had minimal handling as akitten and cannot be touched or picked up. He will come close forfood. He is in lots of fights all the time with other cats
  24. 24. The cat lives on a scrap metal tip. He had minimal handling as akitten and cannot be touched or picked up. He will come close forfood. He is in lots of fights all the time with other cats
  25. 25. The cat lives on a scrap metal tip. He had minimal handling as akitten and cannot be touched or picked up. He will come close forfood. He is in lots of fights all the time with other cats
  26. 26. The cat lives on a scrap metal tip. He had minimal handling as akitten and cannot be touched or picked up. He will come close forfood. He is in lots of fights all the time with other cats Trap and euthanase TNR Trap and keep in sanctuary Do nothing to avoid having to make the decision to put him back
  27. 27. 9 week old unhandleable kitten living in a restaurant in a major cityin East Africa. Restaurant owners don‟t want more cats. Thepopulation of cats has grown by about 30% each year
  28. 28. 9 week old unhandleable kitten living in a restaurant in a major cityin East Africa. Restaurant owners don‟t want more cats. Thepopulation of cats has grown by about 30% each year TNR now TNR at 6 months Bring into shelter Rehome directly to family
  29. 29. Pregnant unhandleable female street cat. Lives in public park with denseundergrowth and bushes. Fed by active feeder.
  30. 30. Pregnant unhandleable female street cat. Lives in public park with denseundergrowth and bushes. Fed by active feeder. Trap, pregnant spay/abort, return Trap, keep in shelter till kittens weaned, then spay and put back Leave till kittens 6 weeks then TNR mum and trap and rehome kittens Leave all till kittens are old enough to be neutered then TNR all in one go
  31. 31. Pregnant unhandleable female street cat. Lives in public park with denseundergrowth and bushes. Fed by active feeder. Trap, pregnant spay/abort, return Trap, keep in shelter till kittens weaned, then spay and put back Leave till kittens 6 weeks then TNR mum and trap and rehome kittens Leave all till kittens are old enough to be neutered then TNR all in one go
  32. 32. Pregnant unhandleable female street cat. Lives in public park with denseundergrowth and bushes. Fed by active feeder. Trap, pregnant spay/abort, return Trap, keep in shelter till kittens weaned, then spay and put back Leave till kittens 6 weeks then TNR mum and trap and rehome kittens Leave all till kittens are old enough to be neutered then TNR all in one go
  33. 33. Feral colony in derelict school. Cats all appear okay but thereare lots of cat skeletons everywhere.
  34. 34. Feral colony in derelict school. Cats all appear okay but thereare lots of cat skeletons everywhere. TNR Trap and bring to shelter Trap and euthanase Try to relocate to another area
  35. 35. Two little boys! Farm cats. About 8 months old, very friendly, appearto be identical twins. Bonded pair. But constantly sneezing withrecurring flu.
  36. 36. Two little boys! Farm cats, About 8 months old, very friendly, appearto be identical twins. Bonded pair. But constantly sneezing withrecurring flu. TNR Trap and bring into shelter Trap and euthanase Try to rehome directly – “home to home”
  37. 37. Street „Em Keep „EmFreedom from long term chronichealth/illnessRisk of deathStress over long termInfectious diseaseInjury from fights and altercationsSuitable environmentExpress normal behaviourHunger and thirstOriginal problem continues?
  38. 38. Call to action:If you work with the catsdirectly…If your job is to managethe people who workwith the cats
  39. 39. Coming soon…
  40. 40. RAOUL“We had always been able topick him up and touch him.We brought him into the shelterand he went absolutely crazy, and lostso much weight.We realised we only had one choice -To put him back….”
  41. 41. Thank you.

×