Shelter tames chaos, saves lives with Kitten Council

November 14, 2017

For a while, Million Cat Challenge shelter Humane Society Silicon Valley was a bit of a victim of its own success. “As we got better at saving lives, we saw a pattern I think a lot of shelters face,” said Chief of Shelter Medicine Dr. Cristie Kamiya. “We had recruited lots of foster homes to […]

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What do cats want? Let’s ask them

October 17, 2017

When it comes to understanding cats, the greatest experts aren’t veterinarians, shelter workers, or cat owners. They’re the cats themselves. If only they could talk! While science has yet to invent a cat-human universal translator, the authors of two recently-published journal articles got creative in designing studies that gave cats the opportunity to show us […]

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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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