An open-admission shelter in the South opens its mind to new ways to save cats

April 27, 2017

Cats: The final frontier. This is the voyage of a shelter in Greenville County, South Carolina, as told by its captain, Shelly Simmons, CAWA. Its mission: To explore strange new ideas (like community cat diversion), to seek out new and exciting ways of thinking for their staff, volunteers, and community; to boldly go where their […]


Catch the Million Cat pawprints all over HSUS Expo 2017

April 20, 2017

Will you be at HSUS Expo in Ft. Lauderdale May 8-12? Come see us at booth 516 and attend our Million Cat Challenge sessions! Return-to-field, part one: Putting theory into action Thursday, May 11, 9-10:30 AM As return-to-field (RTF) programs gain in popularity across the country, shelters are experiencing dramatic decreases in feline intake and […]


9 tips to get long-stay shelter cats adopted

April 13, 2017

Do your long-term cats have an negative features that are holding them back, or any positive features that could be highlighted? Here are nine proven tips from Million Cat Challenge co-founder Dr. Julie Levy of the Maddie’s Shelter Medicine Program at the University of Florida: 1)      Move to the most desirable housing space in the shelter […]


Million Cat Challenge shelters could get funds to improve cat housing, implement five initiatives

April 6, 2017

From now until April 30, Million Cat Challenge  shelters can apply for a PetSmart Charities grant to assist with the  following areas of operations: Programs covering herd health, including vaccines, prevention of disease spread, and basic medical care other than spay/neuter Increasing adoptions and reducing length of stay Technology Improving RTO Shelter improvements and renovations […]


ASPCA Partners with Maddie’s Fund to Support the Million Cat Challenge

April 5, 2017

Today, national animal welfare organization the ASPCA joined the Million Cat Challenge as a full partner. In a joint statement, Challenge co-founders Dr. Kate Hurley and Dr. Julie Levy said, “We’re overjoyed to welcome the ASPCA to the team. This is going to dramatically open the lifesaving capability of our Challenge shelters.” NEW YORK –The […]