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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 with a focus on behavior.

  • Don’t push the panic button on toxoplasmosis

    Decades ago, it wasn’t uncommon for pregnant women to hear that they needed to give up their pet cats to reduce their risk of contracting toxoplasmosis. More recently, detractors of trap-neuter-return (TNR) programs have capitalized on the misunderstandings surrounding toxoplasmosis to foster opposition to community cat spay/neuter efforts. So whether you’re working the intake desk at your local shelter or operating a TNR program, you need to know the facts about this disease.

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  • Managing Community Cats: A Guide for Municipal Leaders

    Focused on what local leaders want and need to know, this guide offers an in-depth look at community cat management programs. It offers proactive approaches and collaborative efforts that local communities can use to humanely reduce the unowned cat population.

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Most recent Tools and Resources > Cats

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    Can You Help This Cat?: 25 Brochures

    Often people aren’t sure what to do when they see a stray cat outdoors. From searching for a lost cat’s family to TNRing a community cat, this brochure guides people through what to do when they come across a cat they don’t know.

    25 booklets per unit. Your first unit is free—just pay tax and shipping! You’ll see the discount when you checkout. You may only get one unit at no cost. If you'd like more, please purchase the 100 Units product.

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    Catios – they’re the cat’s meow! Brochure: 25 Brochures

    Catios – they’re the cat’s meow!

    Catios: They’re the cat’s meow! introduces people to catios, enclosed outdoor cat patios that provide enrichment for your cat while keeping him and his bird friends safe.

    25 booklets per unit. Your first unit is free—just pay tax and shipping! You’ll see the discount when you checkout. You may only get one unit at no cost. If you'd like more, please purchase the 100 Units product.

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    Catios – they’re the cat’s meow! Brochure: 500 Brochures

    Catios: They’re the cat’s meow! introduces people to catios, enclosed outdoor cat patios that provide enrichment for your cat while keeping him and his bird friends safe.

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