Our comprehensive directory of spay/neuter information and resources, including proven outreach materials and strategies, start up information, and more, can help you spread this critical message and save more lives.
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Low spay/neuter rates, euthanasia rates around 90%, and cruelty laws that are mostly unenforced are the norm in Puerto Rico. See how The HSUS is working with the Puerto Rican government to create a brighter future for its street dogs and stray cats.
Southern Pines Animal Shelter in Mississippi has modest resources and a huge service area. (sound familiar?) But by reaching out to its community with a diverse range of programs and improvements, the shelter has created a culture of adoption that's sent intakes plummeting and live releases soaring.
Commnity cats are thriving in Port Orange, Florida, thanks to a city-supported trap-neuter-return program.
Mobile spay/neuter clinics have their advantages and downsides. So before you hit the road, make sure you understand both the burdens and benefits of running a mobile clinic.
A collaboration between cat and bird advocates in Oregon demos spaces that keep both species safe.
Clients ask your front desk staff for help with many different issues, from behavioral problems to rehoming animals. Use this sample helpdesk handbook from Nevada Humane to help your staff be ready to assist!
Want to learn more about starting a TNR at your shelter, or just need to brush up on your feral cat know-how? Check out our collection of PowerPoint presentations!
Check out these inspiring adoption promos from Nevada Humane, including a few for barn cat placement!
Look no further to find all the forms you need for setting up and maintaining a feral cat colony.
Policies & Programs
Download the second edition of the Pets for Life Community Outreach Toolkit —or purchase the book on Marketplace
Getting to know the people who use the PFL Community Outreach Toolkit
Download the Managing Community Cats guide free — or purchase the book on Marketplace
Access the data behind the Pets for Life movement from information collected since 2012
The Humane Society of the United States provides these spay/neuter campaign materials to animal care organizations free of charge.
This organization is dedicated solely to furthering the development of non-surgical methods of pet population control.
Articles on caring for feral cats in clinics, educating cat owners, and more, by HSUS's own Nancy Peterson, Cat Programs Manager.
News, videos, workshops, how-to's...this site has everything you need to manage a feral cat colony!
PetSmart Charities provides access to webinars on a variety of animal welfare-related topics, links to animal-welfare presentations, conference materials, as well as links to governmental forms helpful for nonprofits.
The AVMA supports the concept of pediatric spay/neuter in dogs and cats in an effort to reduce the number of unwanted animals of these species.
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