Colorado Animal Welfare Conference Session

A Foster Coordinator’s Guide


3:30-5pm • September 21, 2023

White Pine Ballroom

Shelter Operations

Kitten season. We all know it, we may love it, and we may sometimes dread it. There are lots of ins-and-outs that come with this, but it doesn’t have to be so scary! Learn how to properly age kittens, set the animals and foster volunteers up for success, and tackle challenges such as bottle-feeding and socialization! You’ll leave this presentation with a better understanding of how to handle the curveballs kitten season throws while keeping your volunteers engaged and supported.

April Huntsman

Debbie Santeliz-Lockwood

Debbie Santeliz-Lockwood is the foster care specialist at the Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region in Colorado Springs. She has been with the organization for five years with three of those years working the foster department. Previously, she worked in the equine industry for over 20 years before finding her passion in animal welfare. She loves the work she does in facilitating the care of underage animals and building lasting relationships with foster volunteers.