The Prince George’s Compassion Project

Breaking the Cycle of Violence by Promoting Respect for All Living Creatures

Prince George's County
Feral Cat Summit 2007
The Compassionate Alternative

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Prince George’s County Educators’ Association Center
8008 Marlboro Pike, Forestville, MD 20747

Click here to register online for the Feral Cat Summit 2007.
($35 Registration includes a Delicious Hot Vegan Lunch and Materials.)

"Until we extend our circle of compassion to all living things,
humanity will not find peace.”
Albert Schweitzer, The Philosophy of Civilization

“If you have men who will exclude any of God's creatures from the shelter of compassion and pity,
you will have men who will deal likewise with their fellow men.”
St. Francis of Assisi

A "Thank You" To Our Sponsors

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Everyone who attends will take home ...

Implementing a Community Trap-Neuter-Return Program
by Bryan Kortis
a $9.99 value
courtesy of the Humane Society of the United States

More ...
To Be Announced


Getting at the Source of Feral Cats
presented by
Nancy Peterson, RVT, Feral Cat Program Manager
Humane Society of the United States

Nancy Peterson manages several of The Humane Society of the United States’ (HSUS) initiatives under its Pets for Life™ program. A Registered Veterinary Technician, Ms. Peterson worked in private veterinary practice for 12 years. In the spring of 2005, Ms. Peterson launched The HSUS’s formal Feral Cat Program.

Coalitions in Feral Cat Population Control
presented by
Susan Kogut, Executive Director
Charlottesville-Albemarle SPCA
Mary Ellen Drayer
Voices for Animals

Susan Kogut practiced Law in DC for a decade, then assumed her current position in March 2005. Her approach was “just say no to euthanizing” and by December 2006 the shelter was NO-KILL for dogs with the same achieved for cats a few months later.

Mary Ellen Drayer is co-director of Voices for Animals’ Feral Cat Spay/Neuter Project. She coordinates Central Virginia’s first free high-volume sterilization clinic for feral and stray cats. She received her B.A. and J.D. from the University of Virginia.


The Link: The relationship between violence toward humans and other animals
presented by
Kenneth Shapiro, Executive Director
Animals and Society Institute

Kenneth Shapiro is founder and coexecutive director of Animals and Society Institute; founder and editor of Society and Animals: Journal of Human-Animal Studies; cofounder and coeditor of Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science; and editor of Human-Animal Studies Book Series. Shapiro earned his BA from Harvard University and his PhD in clinical psychology from Duke University. He is the author of 3 books, most recently -- Animal Models of Human Psychology: Critique of Science, Ethics and Policy. He has been married for 27 years and is father of two children and grandfather of one. His interests include vegan cooking, jazz, history, and table tennis.


Feral Cats, Caretakers, and the Law
presented by
Joan E. Schaffner, Associate Professor
George Washington University Law School

Joan E. Schaffner, Associate Professor, George Washington University Law School, received her B.S.M.E and J.D. from the University of Southern California and her M.S.M.E from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Joan directs the GW Animal Law Program and is Vice Chair and Editor of the newsletter of the ABA-TIPS Animal Law Committee.


Trap, Neuter, Return Policy Video
presented by
Nancy Peterson, RVT, Feral Cat Program Manager
Humane Society of the United States

Click here to register online for the Feral Cat Summit 2007.
($35 Registration includes a Delicious Hot Vegan Lunch and Materials.)

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The Prince Georges Compassion Project  is a program of Prince Georges Feral Friends, SPCA, Inc.,  an all-volunteer organization which has been operating in Prince Georges County since the year 2000. Our activities are designed to break the link between animal cruelty and domestic violence by promoting compassion for living creatures – especially children and animals who can not speak for themselves.

Animal programs address over-population, in ways that are both effective and humane. As part of our comprehensive feral cat program, we form new neighborhood teams on a monthly basis, and provide hands-on training in the Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) of feral cats, providing low-cost veterinary care and long-term health care and colony management to those who participate in the program. Other programs promote humane education, responsible pet ownership and positive animal experiences.

Prince Georges Feral Friends, SPCA is incorporated in the state of Maryland and is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Please designate Prince Georges Feral Friends, SPCA in your United Way, Combined Federal Campaign, Maryland Charities, or other workplace campaign.

See www.PGFerals.Org on the internet or call (301) 262-6452 for more information about Prince Georges Feral Friends, SPCA.