A guest post from Maddie’s Shelter Medicine Program at the University of Florida professor and Million Cat Challenge co-founder Dr. Julie Levy on rabies vaccination issues in TNR and return-to-field programs. How does your shelter respond to the concern about rabies vaccination and duration of immunity/booster vaccine requirements in your TNR/RTF programs? Here is some… Learn More
A flurry of media articles broke out last year, associating cat ownership and exposure to human mental health problems including schizophrenia, and attributed it to cats as carriers of toxoplasma gondii, a parasitic protozoan. Was the hype justified? No, writes Best Friends Animal Society’s Peter Wolf on Vox Felina, citing an article about a paper… Learn More
The best way to help any cat entering an animal shelter will depend on the cat. Unfortunately, it can be difficult for many shelter workers to tell the difference between a cat who is a social animal, used to humans, but severely stressed out or afraid, and a truly feral cat. Sara L. Bennett, DVM,… Learn More
Ever feel incredibly frustrated at the picture anti-cat advocates are trying to paint of cats? So is Peter Wolf, and he’s dedicated his life to doing something about it. He first created a blog called Vox Felina, where he methodically deconstructs misleading media narratives and bad science. He’s now added the position of Cat Initiatives… Learn More
What neuter-return practices actually reduce cat populations and protect wildlife? Results from a new study offer guidelines.
Can busy municipal animal control agencies dramatically reduce the number of cats entering their shelters as well as euthanasia rates? A recent study suggests they can.
Join us on Thursday, January 15, 2015, at 9:00 PM Eastern, for a free webcast, The Million Cat Challenge.
Is it really possible and affordable to sterilize hundreds of community cats in a single weekend? Yes, and Dr. Julie Levy of the Maddie’s Shelter Medicine Program at the University of Florida will show you how at a free online seminar!
How a tiny staff, a giant volunteer pool and a relentless will to save cats can end the use of euthanasia for population management, even in the most challenging communities.