Date: 10/11/17 12:38 pm
From: mary mushinsky via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] panel to discuss cat predation of songbirds and possible solutions
CT Audubon Society: CaringBetter for Your Cat and Our Threatened SongbirdsPlease join us on Wednesday, October11, from 6:30 to 8 p.m., for a panel discussion of new research on the damagethat feral and roaming domestic cats are doing to songbird populations acrossthe country, and what pet owners and conservationists can do about it. Naturalpredators, outdoor cats kill dozens of birds and small animals every day - andin turn are at risk of being killed by cars, coyotes and disease.Representatives of the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection,the state General Assembly's Environment Committee and the ConnecticutVeterinary Medical Association will tell why keeping cats indoors is a win-winfor your pet's health as well as for the ecosystem. Location: Glastonbury Riverfront Community Center, 300 Welles St., GlastonburyPanel:CT Veterinary Medical Association, Dr. Stewart"Chip" Beckett, DVM Rep. Mary Mushinsky, Environment Committee memberWilliam Hyatt, CT DEEP Moderator: Paul Marks
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