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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A pair of extensive studies confirms the benefits of pediatric sterilization.
Usually underresourced, often understaffed, and almost always overwhelmed, animal shelters and advocacy groups are nothing if not creative, as demonstrated by these fresh approaches to spay/neuter promotion through the years.
One volunteer is changing the lives of pets and their owners, one situation at a time.
Recognizing that pit bulls are the breed most frequently targeted by fighters, Chicago's Anti-Cruelty Society offers free sterilization of pits and pit mixes.
Although a recent study on a Florida spay/neuter program for feral cats wasn't able to identify the program's precise effects, the results published in the Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science (Vol. 5, No. 4, 2002) suggest that a feral cat trap-neuter-return program can be an important facet of a community strategy to fight pet overpopulation.
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.
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Download the second edition of the Pets for Life Community Outreach Toolkit —or purchase the book on Marketplace
Access the data behind the Pets for Life movement from information collected since 2012
Getting to know the people who use the PFL Community Outreach Toolkit
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Spay/neuter programs are key to protecting animal health and ending pet overpopulation. We have comprehensive spay/neuter resources to help you address this critical issue in your community.
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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