A new study suggests problems with the home environment of pet cats are a major source of welfare concerns for cats and may increase the risk of shelter surrender.
Can cats who test positive for feline leukemia find adopters? That’s what researchers set out to discover in a new study.
"The idea that shelters should suspend black cat adoptions around the holiday is widely considered a myth."
Since 2010, the Association of Shelter Veterinarians’ guidelines for Spay-Neuter Programs has recommended "the use of a simple green linear tattoo to identify all neutered pet animals."
The study simulated seven different management strategies for reducing cat populations.
"These programs are a great way to give dogs a break from the daily stressful environment of an institutional setting," said Dr. Cynda Crawford.
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.
Nonprofit spay-neuter clinics predominantly serve low-income clients and animals lacking regular veterinary care, in addition to animals from shelters and community cats.
A recent study published in the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association took a look at factors associated with survival and non-survival in shelter cats.
Are high quality, high volume spay/neuter clinics safe? A six-year study of 113,906 spay/neuter surgeries performed in a Florida spay/neuter clinic found that the canine mortality rate was lower than that reported for hysterectomy in women.