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Study: Shelter surrender may begin at home for cats

Published: Feb 26th, 2020

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.

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Study: Outcome of FeLV-infected cats in a large pet adoption program

Published: Jan 1st, 2020

Can cats who test positive for feline leukemia find adopters? That’s what researchers set out to discover in a new study.

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Study: People want community cats to be cared for

Published: Dec 3rd, 2019

Do people care about what happens to community cats? For most of them, the answer is a resounding “yes.” That’s the conclusion of a recent study.

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Dont get spooked by Halloween pet adoption promotions

Published: Oct 24th, 2019

“The idea that shelters should suspend black cat adoptions around the holiday is widely considered a myth.”

Sterilization indicator tattoo on female cat who has already been spayed

A thin green line can stop unneccessary spay/neuter surgery before it starts

Published: Oct 15th, 2019

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.”

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Study: High intensity sterilization of free-roaming cats reduces populations with least death of cats

Published: Jul 31st, 2019

The study simulated seven different management strategies for reducing cat populations.

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Are sleepovers and short-term fostering good or bad for shelter dogs?

Published: Jul 25th, 2019

“These programs are a great way to give dogs a break from the daily stressful environment of an institutional setting,” said Dr. Cynda Crawford.

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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.

Dr. Emma Johnson

Study: Nonprofit clinics may be some pets’ only chance of being spayed or neutered

Published: Sep 16th, 2018

Nonprofit spay-neuter clinics predominantly serve low-income clients and animals lacking regular veterinary care, in addition to animals from shelters and community cats.

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Study: Which shelter cats are likely to survive panleukopenia?

Published: Jul 10th, 2018

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.