Dear Santa: Bring portals for shelter cats!

December 21, 2016

‘Tis the season for low cat inventory in most shelters. What could be more festive than taking this opportunity to upgrade your cat housing with portals? Putting portals into cat cages has been an important step in implementing capacity for care strategies in animal shelters. Somewhat magically, this doesn’t reduce the number of cats your […]


The lost-cat conundrum

December 15, 2016

For decades, one of the important functions of shelters has been to reunite lost animals with their owners. After all, we want to preserve the human-animal bond whenever we can, and what better way to do that than to simply return a lost pet to its loving family? Many shelter operations have been designed with […]


Sheriff, community come together to save Brevard County’s pets

December 8, 2016

Sheriff, community come together to save Brevard County’s pets What do you think of when you imagine law enforcement running an animal shelter? If you imagine increased lifesaving, innovative programs, an updated shelter, and a community united to keep animals in their homes and get them adopted if that’s not possible, then one of the […]


ICYMI: What your shelter should know about the Million Cat Challenge

December 1, 2016

Have questions about the Million Cat Challenge, aren’t sure how to sign up, don’t know what’s involved, or wonder how this will help your shelter? Challenge co-founders Dr. Julie Levy of the Maddie’s® Shelter Medicine Program at the University of Florida and Dr. Kate Hurley of the UC Davis Koret Shelter Medicine Program will cover […]