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 theĀ 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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Turning on a dime: The small price of change

January 26, 2017

It’s no secret cats love paper bags… but that’s not all they have in common. Find out what we mean in this post from Million Cat Challenge co-founder Dr. Kate Hurley. As I write this, there are big changes in the air. A few days ago we saw the inauguration of a new president of […]

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The lost-cat conundrum

December 15, 2016

For decades, one of the important functions of shelters has been to reunite lost animals with their owners. After all, we want to preserve the human-animal bond whenever we can, and what better way to do that than to simply return a lost pet to its loving family? Many shelter operations have been designed with […]

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ICYMI: How a ‘Foster to Surrender’ program can expand your shelter’s lifesaving capacity

October 4, 2016

Ever wished you had more foster homes? You may have overlooked one easy source: the people who show up at your shelter with cats and kittens needing your help. “Through our Foster to Surrender program, we have been able to help hundreds of animals each year who previously faced euthanasia because they had an infectious […]

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Does managed admission really work? An interview with Dr. Emily Weiss

August 9, 2016

Managed Admission is a Million Cat initiative that some shelters have trouble accepting. So we noticed when, in a post this spring, Dr. Emily Weiss of ASPCAPro wrote: Managed intake and intake reduction programs are spreading like wildfire across the country. For those unfamiliar with this type of program, owners are asked to schedule the […]

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Miss our ‘Foster to Surrender’ webinar? View it here!

April 15, 2016

Oversleep and miss our free webinar on “Turning Your ‘Surrender-ers’ into Foster Homes” with Sharon Harvy and Ayse Dunlap of the Cleveland Animal Protective League? Don’t worry — we recorded it for you! Register here to view the archived version of the webinar! “Through our Foster to Surrender (FtS) program, we have been able to […]

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