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  • The Purrpose of Life

    In honor of one cat, Tabby's Place- sanctuary in rural New Jersey, saves many more kitty lives.

  • Time, Space, and the Single Cat

    Many adopters are looking to bring a second cat to their household, but what's the best way to turn a couple of swingin' single felines into a happy couple? And how do you know if a new friend would even be welcome? Shelters and rescues can help adopters find their way to a peacefully expanded kitty family.

  • Reconcilable Differences

    The Humane Society of the United States' Pet Help Partners program uses behavior counseling to keep cats in their homes.

  • Keeping Golden Years Golden

    Shelter staff need to be able to recognize and respond to the unique needs of senior shelter cats so that they can provide aging felines with the best possible care and a promising chance to find new homes.

  • For Community Cats, a Change is Gonna Come

    A former ACO turned shelter veterinarian argues that the current sheltering model isn’t working when it comes to stray cats, and needs to be changed. But what should we be doing instead?

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  • Managing Community Cats

    Download the Managing Community Cats guide free — or purchase the book on Marketplace

  • Safe Cats

    The HSUS Safe Cats campaign has a primary goal of convincing cat caregivers that there truly is no place like home for their cats. Safe Cats increases awareness about the threats cats face when allowed outdoors without supervision, shatters the myth that an indoor cat is an unhappy cat, and spreads the word that shelter professionals and veterinarians alike advocate against allowing pet cats to roam.

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  • AAFP: Feline Vaccine Advisory Panel Report

    The American Association of Feline Practitioners has released their Feline Vaccine Advisory Panel Report. Includes a section on vaccination in shelters and multiple-cat environments.

  • AAFP: Feline Behavior Guidelines

    The American Association of Feline Practitioners' Feline Behavior Guidelines are filled with information for veterinarians and pet owners.

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