Reducing Cat Intake

February 2017 by Jordan Craig

Audience: Executive Leadership, Shelter/Rescue Staff & Volunteers, Veterinary Team

Video Length: 25 minutes

The Austin Animal Center (AAC) saves more than 95% of cats by reducing the numbers of cats that enter the shelter system. Through TNR, community cat return, innovative animal control policies, and their partnership with Austin Pets Alive! and the barn cat program, AAC has almost completely eliminated convenience killing of cats. Not only that, AAC microchips all cats before returning them to the community so they can track what happens to the cats when they leave. This presentation was recorded at the 2016 American Pets Alive! Conference.

About Jordan Craig

Jordan Craig graduated from Indiana University with a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology with a focus on primate evolution, morphology and behavior and minors in Animal Behavior and Spanish. After moving to Austin, Texas, she began her career with domestic animal welfare. She has been employed with Austin Animal Services since 2010 where she is currently one of the Animal Care Supervisors.


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