Cat advocate to speak

Charlottesville has been abuzz over animal rights since the April 24 shooting of Carmen the cat, so an upcoming presentation by Nathan Winograd is perfectly timed. Winograd, founder and director of San Clemente, California-based No-Kill Solutions, an organization that helps animal shelters save all healthy and treatable animals– will speak on Tuesday, June 13th, from 6 to 9pm at Caplin Auditorium at the UVA School of Law, 580 Massie Road (North Grounds).

Among other things, Winograd advocates "Trap Neuter Return" programs to reduce feral cat populations (as opposed to trap and kill), and he also advocates allowing pet cats outside, provided it is a suburban or rural area. Cats, he says, have been made the "scapegoats" for groups including the American Bird Conservancy, which blame felines for the decimation of bird and small mammal species.
Before starting No Kill Solutions, Winograd, a graduate of Stanford Law, served as director of operations at the San Francisco SPCA, and as executive director of the Tompkins County SPCA in New York.

The seminar is sponsored by the Charlottesville-Albemarle SPCA and the Virginia Animal Law Society. Free. RSVP to Jennifer Hall at 434-973-5959 ext. 256 or e-mail foster@caspca.org.