It’s almost around the corner—so now’s a great time to start preparing for kitten season. We’ve got 7 tools and tips to get you going.
How (and Why) To Track Length of Stay for Kittens
By keeping a simple spreadsheet to track the number of days each kitten waits to be moved into foster care, you’ll easily identify and investigate any increase in wait time, which could be a red flag that an increase in disease is not far behind.
Analyze Your #s and Make Kitten Season Live Release Season
Are you ready to save more neonate lives this year? Dr. Emily Weiss urges you to bring on the volunteers and get out your data—here are the stats to look at.
Start a Program: Offsite Neonatal Care for Kittens
In order to reduce the number of neonate kittens entering the shelter and to increase community involvement, Miami-Dade Animal Services launched the Milkman Program, where ACOs provide training and neonate care kits to folks who have called to report kittens with no mama. Here’s how you can do it, too.
The Best Way to Test for FeLV/FIV
Kittens in the same litter may have different test results for a number of reasons, so don’t assume that the results of one kitten are representative of those for the entire litter. Here’s the scoop.
Clever Ways to Message Kitten Season
You know kitten season is your busiest time of year, but do your supporters understand that you need their help—and why? With some fun and catchy messaging, like the 4 examples here, you have a better shot of bringing more donors, volunteers and foster families on board.
What’s your strategy for kitten season this year? Please share your plans.
Decoding Spay/Neuter Research, Part 2
Dr. Spain shares 3 questions to ask if you see a new study claiming to find health risks or benefits of neutering in dogs
Protecting Animals Against Infectious Disease, Plan A (and Plan B!)
Dr. Stephanie Janeczko shares two strategies to implement simultaneously, along with a list of tools for your toolbox.
What We’ve Got Here Is Failure To Communicate (Not)
Dave Betournay gets strategic on how to best put a dry erase board to work at your agency.