Shelter launches adoption program for FeLV-positive cats – and they all go home!

October 25, 2016

Can animal shelters find homes for cats who test positive for feline leukemia (FeLV)? That was the question at Chicago’s Tree House Humane Society. Here’s what happened when they decided to try, told by their director of veterinary services, Dr. Emily Swiniarski. Our adoptions department has never considered FeLV-positive cats for adoption before. They were […]


ICYMI: How a telephone can keep pets in their homes and out of your shelter!

October 12, 2016

Just because someone is having pet problems doesn’t mean the shelter is the best place for that pet. Often, pet owners just need some support: behavior help, food, assistance with veterinary bills, tips on pets-allowed housing. As part of their implementation of the Alternatives to Intake initiative, the San Francisco SPCA operates a comprehensive call […]


ICYMI: How a ‘Foster to Surrender’ program can expand your shelter’s lifesaving capacity

October 4, 2016

Ever wished you had more foster homes? You may have overlooked one easy source: the people who show up at your shelter with cats and kittens needing your help. “Through our Foster to Surrender program, we have been able to help hundreds of animals each year who previously faced euthanasia because they had an infectious […]