Cat Depot will host a “Holiday Dangers for Pets” presentation by Dr. Laurie Putnam, on Thursday, December 3, 2015, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

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 Sarasota, Florida – (November 13, 2015) – Cat Depot will host a “Holiday Dangers for Pets” presentation by Dr. Laurie Putnam, on Thursday, December 3, 2015, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in Cat Depot’s Education and Activity Center, 2542 17th Street, Sarasota, FL 34234.In all the activities of decorating and entertaining during the holiday season, our beloved pets may be exposed to hazards less commonly found other times of the year. Pets may be intrigued by the new sights, smells and tastes. Dr. Putman will present an overview of potential dangers to both cats and dogs, in the household and general environment during the holidays. The class is free with a suggested donation of Friskies wet cat food or any brand of dry cat food.


Dr. Laurie Putnam was born in New York City and grew up in White Plains, NY. She graduated from Binghamton University with a Bachelor of Science in 1992. After two years in a graduate program at the University of Rhode Island in Aquaculture, she earned her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Cornell University in 1998. Attending annual Veterinary conferences in Orlando and visits to Sarasota led her to love this area.  After practicing in Ct, her first year, she moved to Florida in 1999. She has practiced in the Sarasota area ever since both as a full time and part time associate and most recently as Veterinarian and Medical Director at Suncoast Humane Society in Englewood. Since 2004, she has worked at Animal Medical Clinic of Gulf Gate as a relief Vet. Dr. Putnam spends her free time with her shelter animals, her dog Evie, and cats, Simon and Theodore.


Cat Depot, a nonprofit, 501(c)3 no-kill, free-roaming facility, is recognized for its progressive design and commitment to helping homeless, abandoned and injured animals. Open seven days a week, Cat Depot’s mission is to save lives, find loving homes, and provide the resources and education to improve the destiny of homeless cats. Cat Depot is where compassion meets commitment.


Cat Depot supports more than 130 cats and kittens on any given day. Shop in our Cat Depot Supply and Gift Store specializing in name brand wet and dry cat food, litters, treats and calming products. Open Monday through Friday 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Handicap accessible. Cat Depot is located at 2542 17th Street, Sarasota, Fla. 34234. For more information, go to, or call 941.366.2404.




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