ICYMI: Webinar on how shelters can get lost cats back to their families, now on-demand!

January 16, 2018

Nothing’s more discouraging than reviewing statistics on how few cats get reunited with their families after they come into an animal shelter. Discouragement is definitely not the Million Cat message, so put that out of your mind and instead focus on the good news: Your shelter, your community, and people who have lost their cats […]

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Can your animal organization find help outside animal welfare?

October 24, 2017

It can sometimes seem that all animal welfare organizations are returning to the same sources for funding, program support, and even recognition, over and over. But what would happen if instead they looked to community organizations not usually involved in animal welfare causes? A Kentucky community cat project spanning eight counties did just that, and […]

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Webinar: How shelters can get more lost cats home

October 3, 2017

If you want to know what your shelter, your community, and people who have lost their cats can do to get those MIA felines back to their families, we only have one thing to say: Here, kitty, kitty! Please join the Million Cat Challenge for a free webinar with Brigid Wasson of Missing Pet Partnership […]

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Tip: Say goodbye to your shelter’s surrender desk

June 1, 2017

Shakespeare said that changing what you call something doesn’t change what it is. (Of course, he said it much more poetically than that.) As much as we hate to disagree with the Bard, we think he was wrong, at least when it comes to animal shelters. What kind of message do pet owners get when […]

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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 […]

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The stray-hold debate for cats: One shelter director’s perspective

February 28, 2017

In a recent discussion on the Million Cat Challenge YahooGroup prompted by questions from Challenge co-founder Dr. Julie Levy, Sue Cosby-Jennings, former executive director of theĀ Animal Care & Control Team of Philadelphia, shared her experience with stray holds. Her focus was on their impact on cats in her large, open admission shelter that had limited […]

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