GLAWC Speaker Feature: Pamela Hill Presenting on “Cat Elimination 101: or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Litterbox”
In this session, attendees will learn about cat elimination behavior and the problems that arise when what cats need conflicts with what humans desire. Attendees will acquire practical insights and tips on how to evaluate and address elimination issues that interfere with post-adoption success and drive cat owners to surrender. This session will also include a brief question and answer on this and other cat behavior issues that may impact adoption success.
Pamela Hill is a consultant with more than 15 years experience in the animal care industry. She began her career as an animal keeper and enrichment coordinator at the Endangered Wolf Center in St Louis, MO before moving on to Purina Petcare Company.
At Purina, Pam spent 8 years on the research and development campus leading the cat and dog reproduction, growth and behavior team; designing and implementing socialization and enrichment protocols; and executing cat litter trials and spending hundreds of video hours watching and analyzing cat elimination behavior. She then joined Purina’s pet welfare team where she spent another 7 years leading shelter marketing efforts and acting as the homed cat behavior advisor to several teams, including the Tidy Cats Litter brand, Purina PR, and Consumer Affairs. In addition to consulting with individual cat owners, Pam is on the Advisory Board to St. Louis County Animal Care and Control, is a cat behavior advisor to the Michigan Humane Society, and works with several other shelters around the country.
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