Midwestern University Welcomes “Kitten Lady” to Glendale for Free Workshops

Midwestern University Welcomes  “Kitten Lady” to Glendale for Free Workshops

Hannah Shaw, social media’s “Kitten Lady,” is partnering with the Midwestern University College of Veterinary Medicine to host two workshops at the University’s Glendale Campus on November 10, 2018.


The two workshops are free for registered attendees. The two-hour sessions, starting at 10:30 am and 1:30 pm respectively, are interactive presentations that deal with saving the two most at-risk feline populations: neonatal kittens and community cats. From care and fostering of orphaned kittens to safely and humanely trapping stray cats, Ms. Shaw will cover a variety of informative topics that will enable community members to become compassionate advocates for feline health and safety.


Workshop One (10:30 AM-12:30 PM): Saving Kittens

  • Basic care for orphan neonatal kittens
  • Feeding, bathroom, and medical care
  • How to set up your home for kittens
  • Selfcare and compassion fatigue


Workshop Two (1:30-3:30 PM): Community Cats 101

  • Background information about community cats, their behavior, and their needs
  • Detailed information about why and how Trap and Release (TNR) saves cats’ and kittens’ lives
  • Step-by-step instructions on how to safely and humanely trap cats and kittens
  • How to handle various scenarios including moms with babies, friendly cats, feral kittens, and more
  • How to provide effective and positive ongoing care to a colony of cats


For more information and to register for one or both of the Kitten Lady workshops, visit http://www.midwestern.edu/kittenlady

or call 623-572-3353


Hannah Shaw, a.k.a. Kitten Ladyis a kitten rescuer, humane educator, and unwavering animal advocate who has dedicated her life to finding innovative ways to protect animals. Her project, Kitten Lady, strives to create global change in the way we perceive and treat the tiniest and most vulnerable felines: orphan kittens. Kitten Lady provides educational media, training resources, and instructional workshops and consulting services that help individuals and animal shelters learn how to save the lives of kittens in a fun and engaging format. Shaw, along with her partner Andrew Marttila, also operate Orphan Kitten Club, a 501(c)3 charitable organization which provides rescue and adoption services to orphaned kittens in the San Diego, CA area.


Midwestern University is a private, not-for-profit graduate and postgraduate educational institution specializing in the health sciences with 11 colleges located on two campuses. The Illinois campus, located on a 105-acre site in Downers Grove, is home to over 3,000 students and the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine, the Chicago College of Pharmacy, the College of Health Sciences, the College of Dental Medicine-Illinois, the Chicago College of Optometry, and the College of Graduate Studies.  The Arizona campus, located on a 156-acre site in Glendale, is home to over 3,800 students and the Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine, the College of Pharmacy-Glendale, the College of Health Sciences, the College of Dental Medicine-Arizona, the Arizona College of Optometry, the College of Veterinary Medicine, and the College of Graduate Studies. The University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission, a Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. For more information, visit http://www.midwestern.edu or call 623/572-3215.

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