Cat behaviorist Sara Goldenthal will give a talk at the Rockland Pet Quarters, 235 Camden St. (Route 1) Saturday, June 25, from noon to 1 p.m. The purpose of her appearance is to give cat owners simple, effective tools they can use to help their anxious cats.

“When a cat is frightened or stressed out, hiding under the couch and refusing to come out, for example, it can seem like an impossible problem,” Goldenthal said.  “But in many cases, there are relatively easy steps cat owners can take to help their kitty friends feel more confident and relaxed. The key is to take small steps, and remember that slow and steady wins the race.”

A long-time cat behaviorist, Goldenthal is a certified Bach Flower Essence Practitioner for Animals, and a certified Tellington Touch practitioner for small animals. She has created and run programs for shy and hard-to-place cats at the Homeless Animal Rescue Team (HART) shelter in Cumberland, and the Animal Refuge League in Portland.

Her HART program was so successful in placing cats with behavioral challenges that Catster Magazine made Goldenthal one of five Catster Heroes nationwide for 2013.  Her work was also honored by Ellen Degeneres’s pet food company HALO, which donated 5,000 meals to HART in recognition of the work Goldenthal was doing.

“I plan to have a fun event at Pet Quarters,” Goldenthal said.  “I hope people will bring questions and real-life examples we can focus on.”

Goldenthal is the author of several books, including the how-to books “No More Scaredy Cat” and “Car Trips With Kitty.”  To find out more about this event, for directions, or other store-related questions, please call Rockland Pet Quarters at 596-9910.