Saving the lives of one million cats

January 8, 2015

Animal shelters across North America are coming together to save the lives of one million more cats in the next five years. It’s all part of a joint campaign of the Maddie’s Shelter Medicine Program at the University of Florida and the UC Davis Koret Shelter Medicine Program.

Participating animal shelters include municipal animal control facilities and private organizations of all sizes, and all will benefit from the experiences of their peers at other organizations as well as from the shelter medicine programs behind the campaign.

The core strategy of the campaign is comprised of five key initiatives that offer every shelter, in every community, practical choices to reduce euthanasia and increase live outcomes for shelter cats.

“Participating shelters can focus on one, some, or all the initiatives, depending on what’s right for their organization and community,” said Dr. Kate Hurley, director of the UC Davis program. “We welcome everyone who wants to find new approaches to saving cats’ lives.”

Resources available to Challenge participants include a private online forum where they can get support from their peers as well as from shelter veterinarians and a website with articles, forms, case studies, webinars, and more.

“We expect some of the most valuable information each shelter will get will come from the other participating shelters,” said Dr. Julie Levy, director of the University of Florida program. “This effort is based on collaboration and the sharing of resources.”

About the Million Cat Challenge

The Million Cat Challenge is a shelter-based campaign to save the lives of one million cats in North America over the next five years. The core strategy of the campaign will focus on five key initiatives that offer every shelter, in every community, practical choices to reduce euthanasia and increase live outcomes for shelter cats. Drs. Levy and Hurley are available for interviews; please contact Dr. Hurley at 530-754-4967. For more information, visit http://www.millioncatchallenge.org/.

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