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    Cast of Broadways’ CATS sings out for shelter cats: ‘Let the memories begin today!’

    January 16, 2018

    It’s easy to believe the stars of Broadways’s fifth longest-running shows ever (and the only one about cats) love cats. After all, without that feline inspiration, the iconic musical and the book of poetry it’s based on wouldn’t exist at all. Now they’ve partnered with the Shelter Pet Project to sing out for shelter cats!… Learn More

    #FeelGoodFriday: Adopted dogs help their humans make a love connection

    January 12, 2018

    A person is the best thing that can happen to a shelter pet — especially when that person’s body language is an endless source of entertainment for the pets! In this classic from The Shelt... Learn More

    Getting your tech on to save animals’ lives

    January 11, 2018

    Should you be thinking about technology? Yes, because animals’ lives depend on it. If you̵... Learn More

    Ever wondered about barn cats and other working programs? This webcast is for you!

    January 09, 2018

    Ever thought of starting a working cat program at your animal organization but are not sure where to... Learn More