The No More Chasin Tails, a spay and neuter clinic based in Newport News, is hosting a Kitten College Workshop to educate people interested in fostering kittens.
The nonprofit organization has partnered with the National Kitten Coalition, a nonprofit based in Washington, D.C.
“We work with a lot of different rescues in our area and we see inconsistencies in the way that fosters care for their animals,” said Victoria Thomas, event organizer and receptionist for the nonprofit. “We want to get everyone on the same page so the kittens have a better chance of life.”
The nonprofit organization has hosted community workshops before but not one like this.
“We’ve done a class for feral trappers,” Thomas said.
This class will be the first of three workshops, she said, with the remaining two sessions in January and February of next year. The first workshop will focus on general information about foster care and the other workshops will be intermediate and advanced care informational sessions.
Attendees can expect to learn general information about fostering kittens such as performing an intake exam, bathing techniques and daily care regiments.
In addition, the workshop will also focus on socializing kittens, including feral ones, addressing common concerns like singles and cleaning and sanitation protocols for foster homes, according to the workshop’s Eventbrite page.
“It is just an event to reach out and tell people you can foster,” Thomas said. “Fostering is really simple once you learn the basics.”
“Everyone can foster and everyone should foster,” she added.
The Kitten College Workshop will be at the Hampton Police Training Academy, 300 Butler Farm Road on Nov. 2 from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Tickets cost $20 and there are currently 15 tickets left.