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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.