Portalmania: A New Year means a new chance to make shelter cats happy

December 29, 2017

As we approach Portalmania Eve… wait. What do you mean, “What’s Portalmania?” Portalmania is what 2018 will be all about it! It’s what all the cool kids are doing and what all the cool cats want. It’s everything! Still not sure? They stay tuned, because we’ve got a great New Year in store for you […]


Power Tool: Miami-Dade Animal Services’ game-changing, lifesaving electronic surgery list

December 11, 2017

Wish you had a feline lifesaving power tool? Miami-Dade Animal Services does! This innovative Challenger is using (free!) technology to fast track cats at intake. Miami-Dade Animal Services is a busy place. The Florida Challenger receives about 50-80 animals daily, achieving a live release rate of over 90 percent for dogs and around 89 percent […]


#ICYMI: Preventing upper respiratory infections in shelter cats

November 28, 2017

Can you prevent URI in shelter cats? UW/UC Davis Shelter Medicine Fellow and shelter veterinarian Dr. Ann Enright and Dr. Cynthia Karsten of the UC Davis Koret Shelter Medicine Program say yes, and recently gave a free Million Cat webinar sharing the secret. If you attended the webinar when it was live, you may have […]


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 […]


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 […]


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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