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  • July 1, 2012

    Cats are from Mars?

    Jackson Galaxy set out to be a musician, but wound up a cat behavior guru and the star of Animal Planet’s My Cat From Hell. The patron saint of conflicted cats discusses his career and shares his insights into the workings of the feline mind.

  • May 1, 2012

    Kits & Pits

    Nebulization therapy is presented as a possible treatment for cats with URI, while canine play groups are touted as a great way to both socialize and exercise shelter dogs.

  • May 1, 2012

    Shelter Medicine: Poison Control

    Cats are highly susceptible to toxic substances, a surprising number of which can be found in shelters and foster homes. Fortunately, a little education can help you protect the felines in your care.

  • March 1, 2012

    Saving an Erie Number of Cats

    Despite being located in one of the nation’s poorer regions, animal welfare organizations in Erie County, N. Y., have managed for the last several years to avoid euthanizing any healthy, adoptable felines. How are they doing it?

  • March 1, 2012

    Behavior Department: A Gentle Kind of Cat Care

    Researcher Nadine Gourkow developed a unique scale to assess emotional states in shelter cats and confirmed that mental stimulation and gentling techniques both improve cats’ emotional well-being and reduce the incidence of URI.

  • March 1, 2012

    The "101" Department: All Together Now

    Done properly, group housing can produce happier cats, delighted visitors, and more adoptions. Learn what you need to know before you start your own colony room.

  • March 1, 2012

    Scooping Up Savings

    Get the scoop on why staff at some shelters use and recommend wood stove pellets as filler for their feline residents’ litter boxes.

  • January 1, 2012

    Tipping the Scales: Getting Fat Cats Up and Out

    Three shelters share their strategies for getting tubby cats adopted into loving homes.

  • September 1, 2011

    Field Trip: Room at the Inn

    Doreen and Oliver Bauer not only look after the needs of guests at the Faraway Inn, their 12-unit motel in Cedar Key, Fla.; they also provide care for a group of about 70 community cats in outdoor enclosures behind their own home.

  • September 1, 2011

    Shelter Medicine: Meow ... Cat Chow!

    What goes into the food bowl profoundly impacts animal health; it's essential for management of body weight and condition, and good nutrition also supports immune function. Here's a guide to help you keep your cats well-fed, trim, and healthy.

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