It might be time to relax when introducing cats

August 29, 2016

Are you diligently and thoroughly advising adopters on how to introduce a new cat into the family? Does your counsel include slowly letting Resident Cat and New Cat become aware of the other’s presence, trading blankets and exchanging paw shakes under the door before ever dreaming of removing that barrier? Turns out, many of your […]


ICYMI: Webinar on-demand, and a bonus on how shelters can save and make money with the Million Cat Challenge initiatives

August 15, 2016

If you missed Dr. Cristie Kamiya’s recent webinar, One Shelter’s Journey to Save More Feline Lives, or want to share it with colleagues or friends, the on-demand version is ready for viewing — just sign up and start watching here: Register here! Many of you had questions about the costs associated with implementing some of […]


Does managed admission really work? An interview with Dr. Emily Weiss

August 9, 2016

Managed Admission is a Million Cat initiative that some shelters have trouble accepting. So we noticed when, in a post this spring, Dr. Emily Weiss of ASPCAPro wrote: Managed intake and intake reduction programs are spreading like wildfire across the country. For those unfamiliar with this type of program, owners are asked to schedule the […]


The case for spaying/neutering kittens at 6 weeks, 1.5 pounds

August 2, 2016

In this guest post, Dr. Mehnaz (Chumkee) Aziz looks at the evidence – or lack thereof – for common beliefs about the right age and weight to spay or neuter a kitten. From preventing unintended litters to helping reduce the chance of pet relinquishment, spay/neuter prior to adoption is recognized as a critical component in […]