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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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 […]

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