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Frightened kitten in the hands of a volunteer in a shelter for homeless animals

Study: Common method of restraining cats causes physical signs of fear, stress

Published: Jan 17th, 2019

A common method of restraining cats both in animal shelters and veterinary settings is far more likely to cause them to experience stress and fear than a less restrictive form of handling.

Infectious diseases in cats rescued from hoarders

Published: Nov 16th, 2016

Animals seized from hoarding situations frequently suffer from conditions including enteric and respiratory infections, retroviruses, dermatophytosis, malnutrition, and other evidence of neglect.

Million Cat Challenge halfway to goal as it marks 500,000 cats saved

Published: Apr 10th, 2016

Saving the lives of 1 million cats in North American animal shelters over five years may be an audacious goal, but the Million Cat Challenge is halfway there.

Million Cat Challenge Marks 250,000 Cats Saved

Published: Jul 22nd, 2015

Program to help animal shelters reduce feline euthanasia surpasses expectations

Dr. Laurie Wright

Maddie’s Graduate Certificate Alumna Presents Research at Veterinary Behavior Symposium

Published: Jul 21st, 2015

Study finds that implementation of a behavior assessment makes cats more adoptable at one municipal animal shelter

Congratulations to the Maddie’s Certificate Recipients Class of 2015!

Published: May 26th, 2015

This Spring 17 UF College of Veterinary Medicine graduates earned the Maddie’s Professional Certificate and 11 veterinarians and veterinary students from around the world earned the Maddie’s Graduate Certificate

Shelter enrichment for dogs and cats

Removing Barriers to Adoption: How Evidence, Innovation and Compassion Grow Pet Adoptions

Published: May 1st, 2015

Register for the next free webcast in the Million Cat Challenge’s Five Key Initiatives series!

Calling all Cat Advocates!

Published: Apr 28th, 2015

Register now for a FREE day-long “Rethinking the Cat” symposium in June 2015 in Miami or Gainesville.

Less is More: Learn about Capacity for Care

Published: Apr 23rd, 2015

Register for the next free webcast in the Million Cat Challenge’s Five Key Initiatives series!

Million Cat Challenge Webinar this Thursday, January 15!

Published: Jan 13th, 2015

Register for the free webinar through Maddie’s Institute to learn all about the new program that aims to save one million cats in North America over the next five years.