Put a hole in it: How to save up to $120K a year 

March 7, 2018

When implemented in your shelter, the Five Key Initiatives will save cats’ lives. Each initiative is part of the larger design that makes up the Million Cat Challenge, but considered individually, there are no slouches in the lineup. Capacity for Care, the heartbeat of the Challenge, is a proven effective shelter management model in its own right. Likewise, we know reducing intake is the single most effective […]


Challengers, Show Us Your Digits! 2017 Call for Data is underway

February 23, 2018

It’s that time again, when we ask the more than 1,200 shelters who’ve challenged themselves to go big for cats to submit their 2017 data. But this year is extra-special, as they’re all about to make some major Million Cat magic! As we talked about last November in this special message from MCC co-founders Drs. […]


I Believe in You: Dr. Hurley Launches a Pay it Forward Campaign for Portals

February 7, 2018

Ahoy Challengers! Welcome to our second month of Portalmania!! I don’t know about you, but this has been like Noodle Day, Hanukkah and Christmas rolled in one for me. The only thing that makes me as happy as cats is, well, cat portals. Yeah, I know. I am planning to get out more in 2018. […]


The time is now, the question is….where? Dr. Hurley is ready for her first tattoo and needs your help!

May 4, 2016

Dr. Hurley was going to wait til we hit a million to get her celebratory Million Cat tattoo, but with the Million Cat Challenge’s half million cat-abration virtually coinciding with HSUS Expo in Las Vegas, she can no longer resist. The conference where it all began, in the city with one of her very favorite shelters, and making it […]


One in a Million: An Orange Terrier’s Origin Story

April 8, 2016

I’ve set aside this morning to work on the Million Cat Challenge and I’m supposed to be writing about cats. But today is my dog’s birthday, so I’ve got dogs on the mind. This week we’re also planning how to celebrate the moment when the Million Cat “Lives Saved” counter hits the half million mark, […]


Million Cat Countdown 2016

April 1, 2016

Dear Million Cat Challengers and Supporters, Hi and welcome to our first annual, annual update! This year Julie led the charge on data collection while I got the fun and fortunate task of writing this letter to all of you. As we’ve watched the data roll in, I’ve been thinking a lot about what to […]