National Cat Day Virtual Program: Decoding the Mystery of Cats
October 29 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pmFree
Join Feline Behaviorist Stephen Quandt for a talk on the mystery of cats in honor of National Cat Day. Quandt is the Feline Behavior Coordinator for the Animal Care Centers of NYC (nycacc.org) and of the ASPCA.org has created a sixty minute (including Q & A), feline behavior webinar that explains cat behavior from the perspective of the evolutionary and adaptive forces that help shape their lives.
This webinar pulls together and interrelates:
Cats’ relationship to hunting and resting through the Cycle of Predation that can lead to “drive-by” ankle biting, play aggression, early morning wake up, and food aggression as examples.
Their sense of identity in being a predator or being prey on the Confidence Scale that can lead to similar behaviors but can also result in fearful cats, victimized cats (cat on cat aggression), fear aggression and redirected aggression.
Their relationship with us as influenced by the Mother/Kitten Relationship that they experienced with their mother cat and that connects them to us through food needs, attention seeking, and their status with their most favored and/or least favored people.
This program is being offered in collaboration with the Irvington and Pelham Public Libraries.
Register online at https://www.harrisonpl.org/events/harrison/18131.