Webinar: URI in shelter cats: It’s snot inevitable!

September 12, 2017

You’ve tried soaking. You’ve tried scrubbing. And you’ve still got feline respiratory disease running wild in your shelter. Could you be trying to fix the wrong problem? Feline URI has been among the most ubiquitous and frustrating diseases in animal shelters. But there’s some good news: Research tells us there’s a secret solution to preventing […]

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Community cats and FIV/FeLV: To test or not to test?

August 15, 2017

Should animal shelters operating Return to Field and TNR programs test cats in those programs for FIV and FeLV?  The American Association of Feline Practitioners says no, and so does Tanya Hilgendorf, executive director of the Humane Society of the Huron Valley in Michigan. Here’s why. Recently a volunteer TNR trapper told me she has […]

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Who will donate to put portals in your shelter’s cat housing? You’d be amazed!

July 27, 2017

Would you like to create portals in your shelter’s cat housing, but aren’t sure how to pay for it? The surprising answer is that your community will pay for it. In a recent webinar for the Million Cat Challenge, Karen Green of the Portland Cat Adoption Team (CAT) shared how her shelter realized that, although […]

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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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