ICYMI: Reducing shelter costs while saving more cats than ever

July 6, 2017

Did you miss one of the most information-packed, actionable webinars we’ve ever presented? Our webinar House Fewer Cats, Save More Lives, Make Everyone Happy! is now available on-demand! Karen Green of the Portland Cat Adoption Team took attendees through CAT’s journey through what was then called Adoption Driven Capacity; concerns in the beginning, both on […]

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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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Webinar: House fewer cats, save more lives, make everyone happy!

March 30, 2017

Few things seem less intuitive than the idea that shelters can house fewer cats at any one time while saving more cats over the course of a year — and yet, it’s true, as Million Cat Challenge shelters are demonstrating every day. This intriguing initiative, known as Capacity for Care, or C4C, gets a real-life overview […]

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Need an early warning signal that shelter cats may be getting sick? Here’s a simple one

March 23, 2017

Eating and eliminating correlated strongly with overall behavioral wellness. Two simple metrics to measure that can be red flags for cats that are failing to adapt. Wouldn’t you like an early-warning signal that a cat in your shelter isn’t adapting, and may be about to head into a bout of stress-related illness? “Eating and eliminating […]

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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 the 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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What you may not know about the Million Cat Challenge initiatives

February 1, 2017

The Million Cat Challenge is based on five key initiatives that have been developed and implemented by animal shelters across North America. While the initiatives themselves have been widely adopted and proven successful, we’re glad they’re still the subject of many of your questions — we never get tired of looking for answers! 1. Do […]

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