Maddie's® Systematic Feline Lifesaving Master Class

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Interested in increasing your live release rates in your community? Want to learn how to develop systems that will empower your organization to save more lives? This Master Class will show you how coordinated efforts of multiple programs can do just that.


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Monica Frenden

Maddie's Director of Feline Lifesaving

What Will Students Learn?

  • Increasing cat adoptions
  • Ringworm program
  • FeLV Adoption program
  • Barn Cat Program
  • Marketing development/fundraising
  • Feline shelter medicine
  • TNR/SNR Program
  • Cat behavior program
  • Rescuing from a euthanasia list
  • Neonatal nursery program
  • Volunteer program

Who Should Attend?

This Master Class opportunity is for shelter/rescue organization directors, managers, and coordinators who are interested in creating and growing shelter programs that result in more adoptions and greater feline life-saving.

How Long Is This Class?

Each master class is five days, plus travel, and hosted in Austin, Texas.

This course is approved by the Texas Department of State Health Services.


February 17 - 21

April 13 - 17

May 11 - 15

June 22 - 26

July 20 - 24

August 24 - 28

September 21 - 25

October 19 - 23

November 16 - 20

December 14 - 18

Open Enrollment


“Being able to take home standard operating procedures from a city that focuses on maintaining No Kill is a game changer in bringing our community forward from the animal control mentality to engaging the entire community in achieving high standards of animal welfare.”

Maddie's® Lifesaving Leadership Master Class Student

“It was fantastic. I enjoyed it [the apprenticeship] so much and took away more valuable information than I ever thought possible… thank you as does all of the Eastern Madera County SPCA. You have made an imprint on my life that I will be forever grateful for.”

Maddie's® Dog Foster Program Apprenticeship Student

"While participating in an apprenticeship at APA! I learned more effective and cost-saving ways to better serve the animals in our care, while also providing established protocols and procedures to staff members. I was able to more easily and clearly create a framework for common symptoms and illness. Other takeaways from the apprenticeship would be HR development, crowdfunding, and drug and illness protocols."

Maddie's® Clinic Apprenticeship for Managers Student

"I wanted to thank you for the opportunity to attend your master class. I was shocked at the amount of information I learned from your class. Your candor and non-judgmental attitude made receiving information when I was admitting I had been wrong so much easier. Again, thank you for the opportunity, and I look forward to staying in contact with you!"

Maddie's® Feline Lifesaving Master Class Student

"Thank you for giving us the tools we need and the continued offer of support. I feel confident that between this course and the feline course I’m attending next month, our shelter is going to be able to save most of that last 10% and that is HUGE. You are amazing. Your staff is amazing. Your volunteers are phenomenal. Thank you."

Maddie's® Canine Lifesaving Leadership Master Class Student
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