Million Cat Challenge shelters could get funds to improve cat housing, implement five initiatives

April 6, 2017

From now until April 30, Million Cat Challenge  shelters can apply for a PetSmart Charities grant to assist with the  following areas of operations: Programs covering herd health, including vaccines, prevention of disease spread, and basic medical care other than spay/neuter Increasing adoptions and reducing length of stay Technology Improving RTO Shelter improvements and renovations […]

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ASPCA Partners with Maddie’s Fund to Support the Million Cat Challenge

April 5, 2017

Today, national animal welfare organization the ASPCA joined the Million Cat Challenge as a full partner. In a joint statement, Challenge co-founders Dr. Kate Hurley and Dr. Julie Levy said, “We’re overjoyed to welcome the ASPCA to the team. This is going to dramatically open the lifesaving capability of our Challenge shelters.” NEW YORK –The […]

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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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Webinar: Small Changes, Big Results for Cats

March 16, 2017

Does the thought of making effective changes in how your shelter handles cats seem overwhelming? Maybe it’s time to think small. When the open admission MSPCA made one seemingly small, easy-to-implement change, the positive impacts on intake and adoptions were immediate. What’s more, the change helped staff and volunteers innovate new adoption promotions and develop […]

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On March 15, North American animal shelters will have saved 750,000 cats as part of the Million Cat Challenge!

March 8, 2017

Back in 2014, it seemed like a particularly bold goal: To save the lives of 1 million North American shelter cats within five years. But today, the Million Cat Challenge is three-quarters of the way there. That’s right; the Challenge has brought together more than 1,100 animal shelters to save 750,000 cats already – which […]

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