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Kate Hurley, D.V.M.

Veterinarian Kate Hurley is the program director of the Koret Shelter Medicine Program at the University of California-Davis.

Content by Kate Hurley, D.V.M.

  • Magazine Article

    For community cats, a change is gonna come

    A former ACO turned shelter veterinarian has a startling message: When it comes to stray cats, we’ve been doing it wrong

    Veterinarian Kate Hurley knows the staggering toll of the euthanasia of healthy cats in shelters. It's evidence, she argues, that the current sheltering model isn't working for cats, and needs to be changed. Picking up and euthanizing healthy feral and unowned cats doesn’t protect them, other pets, wildlife, or human health, nor does it help control feline overpopulation. But what should we be doing instead? Some shelters are starting to work on new approaches.

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