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Casandra Mensing

Neonatal Ward Manager for Austin Pets Alive!

Casandra grew up in South Carolina and received a BA in Psychology from Clemson University. She moved to Austin 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 percent save rate during the 2013 season. In her spare time, she enjoys being outside and hanging out with her two dogs and two cats - all APA! alumni.

My Sessions

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Sat. February 2nd

1:35 pm - 2:50 pm Map Icon Salon 3

Bottle Baby 101

Part one of this two-part presentation will teach you how to start a volunteer-run bottle baby nursery and how to build it to become to be one of the most engaging and lifesaving programs in your community.


3:10 pm - 4:25 pm Map Icon Salon 3

Bottle Baby 102

Part two of this two-part presentation will teach you everything you need to know to create, train, and retain a foster network for neonates.


Mon. February 4th

2:20 pm - 4:20 pm Map Icon Salon 3

Cat Lifesaving Masterclass

Got this far and still have specific questions you want to ask the No Kill cat experts? In this two hour session, you will be given an opportunity to lead the conversation and ask questions.


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