May 2015


The Million Cat Challenge is aiming to help shelters save the lives of 1 million more cats. In our recent webcast with Challenge founders Dr. Julie Levy and Dr. Kate Hurley, the feedback was loud and clear: You want more! Specifically, you want to know more about the approaches that have worked in shelters, and how you can implement them in yours.

Beginning Tuesday, April 7 and running through May 5, 2015, a line-up of municipal officials, shelter directors, shelter managers and veterinarians will be joining us for a five-part series on the key initiatives of the Million Cat Challenge, with a focus on actionable tools and tips you can put into practice right away, along with longer-term strategies to success in saving cats’ lives – most of which will help dogs, too!

This is part of an ongoing series of educational programs from Maddie's Fund®, a program of Maddie's Fund®, the nation's leading funder of shelter medicine education. Maddie's Institute brings cutting edge shelter medicine information from universities and animal welfare leaders to shelter veterinarians, managers and staff as well as private practice veterinarians, rescue groups and community members to increase the lifesaving of homeless dogs and cats community-wide.

Get more information and register for the presentations here:

Alternatives to Intake: When the Shelter Isn’t the Answer
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Tuesday, April 7, 2015
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Managed Admission: Giving Shelter Cats Their Best Chance at a Great Outcome
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Tuesday, April 14, 2015
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Return to Field: Animal Shelters and a New Approach to Healthy Unowned Cats
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Tuesday, April 21, 2015
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Capacity for Care: When Less Adds Up to a Whole Lot More for Shelter Cats
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Tuesday, April 28, 2015
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Removing Barriers to Adoption: How Evidence, Innovation and Compassion Grow Pet Adoptions
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Tuesday, May 5, 2015
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