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Protect Cats

Cats still make up the majority of the animals euthanized in shelters, and of the 30-40 million community cats in the U.S., only about 2 percent are sterilized. We're promoting best practices and progressive strategies for supporting and managing community (feral and stray) cats, making shelter cats happier, and keeping cats in homes by a focus on behavior.

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Cats and public health

Get the facts about community cats and the risks to public health

Many animals, both wild and domesticated, can pass diseases to people. These are known as zoonotic diseases. Although we should be concerned about such diseases (like rabies, toxoplasmosis and more ), there are some common myths about the public health risks associated with community cats. In most cases, a compassionate coexistence between cats and humans can be established—and knowing how to prevent zoonotic disease is the best medicine.

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  • Magazine Article

    Celebrating a cool million

    At Animal Care Expo, attendees celebrate the eye-popping number of lives saved through the Million Cat Challenge.

    What comes next for the campaign that delivered on its lifesaving promise?

    The Million Cat Challenge looks to the future.

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  • Magazine Article

    Tipping point

    Twelve-year-old Libby Lafary won first place in a design contest that raised awareness about community cats and TNR.

    Children's T-shirt design contest rallies the next generation of community cat advocates

    Kids use their artistic talents to raise awareness of TNR.

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  • Magazine Article

    Game changers

    Tips for moving past stalemate in your cat-trapping efforts

    We’ve gathered trapping tips from experts around the country that will help you with everything from setting the bait to sealing the deal, saving you time and money in the process.

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