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Westport Library Offers Feline Health Tips From Expert Panel

Feline experts will offer tips on different aspects of caring for and enjoying cat companions in celebration of National Cat Health Month on Saturday, Jan. 30 at the Westport Library.
Feline experts will offer tips on different aspects of caring for and enjoying cat companions in celebration of National Cat Health Month on Saturday, Jan. 30 at the Westport Library. Photo Credit: Contributed

WESTPORT, Conn. -- Feline experts will offer tips on different aspects of caring for and enjoying cat companions in celebration of National Cat Health Month on Saturday, Jan. 30 at the Westport Library.

The panelists for the afternoon are:

Robin A.F. Olson, author of the award-winning blog, “Covered in Cat Hair.” She is a certified cat behavior counselor and president and founder of the non-profit cat rescue Kitten Associates. In 2012, after the tragedy in Newtown, Olson created the program “Kitties for Kids." Olson is an advocate for species-appropriate nutrition for cats.

Clara McCabe, founder and executive director of the Nutmeg Spay/Neuter Clinic, a non-profit organization that provides low cost, safe, and nurturing spay/neuter procedures for cats and dogs. She became involved in rescue work as cofounder of FeralCare Inc., a team of volunteer veterinarians, techs and other dedicated caretakers who provided Trap, Neuter and Release (TNR) for area feral cats.

Sally E. Bahner, who has more than 30 years of experience as a writer and editor specializing in cat-related issues—specifically nutrition, holistic care and cat behaviors. She is the founding editor-in-chief of The Whole Cat Journal, and has contributed to multiple other publications. She is also a feline behavior and care consultant.

Allia Zobel Nolan, an internationally published author of approximately 200 titles. She is best known for her humorous feline-related bestsellers including Cat Confessions: A Kitty-Come-Clean Tell-All Book and her latest, Women Who Still Love Cats Too Much.

Dr. Patricia Doherty, DVM, graduate from Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine and member of the veterinary practice at A Cat’s Place in Norwalk. Doherty earned her B.S. in Biology at Stony Brook University and has a special interest in internal medicine and pain management in older cats.

The event begins at 2 p.m. and is free and open to the public.

Click here for more information or call 203-291-4800.

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