Million Cat Webcast Series

The Million Cat Million Cat ChallengeChallenge: The 15-Minute Webcast Series

Do you have 15 minutes to save more cats’ lives? Beginning Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018, and running through Nov. 1, 2018, a line-up of municipal officials, shelter directors, shelter managers and more will present a series of 15-minute online presentations, followed by an opportunity for Q&A.

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Yes, and...

September 20, 2018
How an open-admission municipal shelter and a nonprofit veterinary clinic worked together to lower cat intake at the shelter and give the public access to resources by saying, "Yes, and…”

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Managed Intake and Restructuring the Budget

September 27, 2018
Mandy Evans will cover two topics: A panleukopenia outbreak, and how managed intake, housing changes and partnering with the community made all the difference; how a few changes to the shelter’s budget helped them reduce their daily cat population by 50% and help 112% more cats.

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Keeping Cats out of Shelters

October 4, 2018
Learn about how the PASS (Positive Alternatives to Shelter Surrender) diversion program keeps cats from ever entering shelters, and the Cat Behavior Team keeps cats in their homes through free, lifelong behavior support.

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Believe in Saving Lives

October 11, 2018
How changing communication approaches, implementing strong programs, and the power of belief all came together to save cats’ lives in Huntsville’s municipal shelter.

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Helping vs Enabling: Knowing the Difference Made All the Difference!

October 18, 2018
The programs and initiatives to save the lives of more cats at Greenville County Animal Care are not much different than those we hear about all the time: surrender prevention, managed intake, community cat diversion and others. But the results they have achieved in such a short time has been astounding. Learn how, despite being the largest open-admission shelter in South Carolina serving two of the largest counties in the state, they decreased cat intake in their shelter by nearly 60% and increased the feline save rate from 30% to over 80% in less than three years!

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Albuquerque Case Studies: Going Big With Community Cat Programs

October 25, 2018
In 2012, New Mexico's largest municipal animal shelter, the Albuquerque Animal Welfare Department partnered with Petsmart Charities and Best Friends Animal Society on a three-year grant to combine Return-to-Field (RTF), TNR and community outreach. Since then, Albuquerque has been able to drastically reduce euthanasia and intake of cats and kittens coming into the shelter. Learn more about how the program works and how you can replicate it in your community.

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‘Care To’ Programs at the Winnipeg Humane Society

November 1, 2018
In 2012, New Mexico's largest municipal animal shelter, the Albuquerque Animal Welfare Department partnered with Petsmart Charities and Best Friends Animal Society on a three-year grant to combine Return-to-Field (RTF), TNR and community outreach. Since then, Albuquerque has been able to drastically reduce euthanasia and intake of cats and kittens coming into the shelter. Learn more about how the program works and how you can replicate it in your community.

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