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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Author Peter Marsh says it's time for animal shelters to work smarter in the battle against overpopulation and unnecessary euthanasia by using a data-driven approach to effectively target their programs.
Find out how Jon Cicirelli of San Jose Animal Care & Services keeps his cool, stays focused, and makes a positive difference for the animals in his community???even on rough days.
Review the illuminating results of recent studies that look at practices regarding identification and feral identification procedures for cats.
Veterinary columnist Brenda Griffin addresses common questions and concerns about pediatric spay/neuter, as well as the immeasurable value it has in curtailing pet overpopulation.
A spay/neuter veterinarian takes his commitment to ending pet homelessness to new heights.
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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The Humane Society of the United States provides these spay/neuter campaign materials to animal care organizations free of charge.
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.
From handbooks and guidelines to noteworthy studies and online courses, The Humane Society of the United States provides a wealth of resources for feral cat caretakers.
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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