Now at Big Cat Rescue Feb 20 2014

YOU DID IT!  Washington’s Senate Bill 6287 is Dead!

Washington state Senators Brian Dansel and Don Benton authored a bill to force the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) to allow trophy hunters to use hounds to kill cougars for fun.

The bill died in the Senate on February 18th. Washington’s cougars and hounds can sleep a little safer. To everyone who shared the alert and contacted legislators: Thank you for helping us stop this cruel and unnecessary legislation!…. continue reading


Panleuk 101

Tuesday, March 18, 3-4:30 pm ET
Stephanie Janeczko, DVM, DABVP, Senior Director, Shelter Medicine Programs, ASPCA

Feline distemper, panleukopenia, feline parvovirus — no matter what name you know it by, this is a disease of tremendous importance.

Panleukopenia is a highly contagious viral disease that can cause serious, even fatal, illness in infected cats.  Although panleuk can be a problem year-round, the busy spring and summer months bring more kittens and a greater risk of the disease.  Panleuk’s severity, the ease with which it is spread and its persistence in the environment, make it a significant infectious concern for all cats in animal shelters.

In this free, 90-minute webinar, we’ll provide the basics on panleukopenia to help you minimize the risk and impact on cats in your care.  Our discussion will focus on preventive strategies and developing solid protocols for management in animal shelters and foster homes. Plus, you’ll receive a brief overview of panleuk treatment options too.

This program was reviewed and attendance at the live session has been approved by the AAVSB RACE program for 1.5 hours of continuing education for Veterinarians and Veterinary Technicians.  The ASPCA is approved as a New York State sponsor of continuing education for veterinarians and veterinary technicians. If you attend the live webinar in full you will receive directions on how to access a RACE and NYS certificate of attendance.

Register today!
This free webinar will be recorded and posted along with slides on

  • Show Comments (2)

  • Sunny Messmer

    Our voices DO make a difference! =0)

  • Kristy Russell

    I live in WA and found it appealing the bill got as far as it did.. It's bad enough cougars are hunted at all let alone with a pack of brutal hunting dogs..

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