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Sophia Yin, D.V.M., M.S.

Editor’s note: We received word of Dr. Sophia Yin’s passing as this issue of Animal Sheltering was going to press. Yin was a veterinarian, author and applied animal behaviorist. A graduate of the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine, she worked as the pet columnist for The San Francisco Chronicle and taught courses in domestic animal behavior. She was widely admired as a mentor to many behaviorists and trainers, and her commitment to helping shelter animals fit better into their adoptive homes is evident in this article. She will be greatly missed

Content by Sophia Yin, D.V.M., M.S.

  • Magazine Article

    Young cats, new tricks

    The play station in kitty kindergarten should have many toys and visual barriers that allow the kittens to play near or away from their fellow “students.” Also, it’s important to introduce kittens to adult cats as well as other kittens.

    Kitty kindergarten creates adoptable, adorable cats

    Anyone who’s worked at a shelter or rescue knows that behavioral issues are one of the most common reasons that cats are returned after adoption or relinquished in the first place. “He’s spraying on the carpets,” “She’s aggressive to our other cat” or “She’s scratching the furniture” are common complaints.

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