Riverside County Department of Animal Services welcomed experts to kick off the 5,000 Cat Challenge

Community members listened to the panel discussion on cat rescue and management on Monday, Jan. 22. Valley News/Courtesy photo
RIVERSIDE COUNTY – Riverside County Department of Animal Services hosted a panel discussion Monday, Jan. 22, featuring three national experts in community and shelter cat and kitten management. The event was held at the Western Riverside County shelter, 6581 Van Buren Blvd., in Jurupa Valley.The panel, featuring television star and cat behavior expert Jackson Galaxy; and world-renowned cat experts and veterinarians Dr. Julie Levy, professor of shelter medicine at the University of Florida, and Dr. Kate Hurley, program director of the University of California Davis Koret Shelter Medicine Program, addressed cat rescue and “Trap-Neuter-Return” groups, as well as cat volunteers and foster caregivers.“In 2023, the Riverside shelters had one of the highest cat and kitten intakes
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