Monthly Archives: March 2014

Dogs and cats are different! Doh!

It drives me mad.  People start talking about shelter animals and how sad it is so many are killed, maybe start throwing numbers around, and then they forget that most of animals killed in shelters are cats and focus on … Continue reading

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Maddie’s in Utah

The entire state of Utah got one of the first Community Coalition grants from Maddie’s Fund.  Did it succeed? No More Homeless Pets in Utah¹ Dates: 2000-2005 Funding: $8,501,362 No More Homeless Pets in Utah operated throughout Utah’s urban, suburban … Continue reading

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Maddie’s Fund

When Maddie’s Fund started in 2000, I read their web page in great excitement.  They were actually talking about numbers, about keeping records and setting goals.  So I’ve been watching areas that have gotten Maddie’s Grants closely. I’ve been so … Continue reading

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What’s My Agenda?: The Spayship Equation

I started volunteering at my local animal shelter in 1987.  In 2001, I began gathering and analyzing data pertaining to companion animals.  The Spayship began as an idea for a mobile spay/neuter clinic, was somewhat embodied in the Oregon Neutermobile … Continue reading

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Another look at Los Angeles animal shelter statistics

I have a couple sources for stats and I went looking for more, then put them all together. http://www.cdph.ca.gov/HealthInfo/discond/Pages/LocalRabiesControlActivities.aspx has totals by county, and I have them all combined in an Excel spreadsheet.  I just put the latest update (2012 … Continue reading

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New York City’s Mayor’s Alliance and Spay/Neuter

Things are really looking up for New York City’s animals.  Yeah, they’re working on a lot of good things, but I think the major factor is the increase in spay/neuter driving the shelter intake down. I recently found their application … Continue reading

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Mandatory Spay/Neuter Law in Los Angeles

This looks to me like changes in how to decide which category to record an intake.  Although, perhaps, the post 2008 change could be the result of the mandatory s/n ban resulted in people abandoning unweaned kittens instead of relinquishing … Continue reading

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Lisa’s crock pot catfood

In crock pot: 1/3 cup brown rice 1 cups water 1 lb ground turkey or chicken- often available frozen pretty cheap (Walmart, Grocery Outlet) salt or lite salt 1 lb chicken liver 1 carrot (opt) optional: leftovers, broth and/or some … Continue reading

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Spay/Neuter Messaging

I was doing “desktop publishing” before the term was invented.  My first efforts were on ditto and mimeograph machines and Xerox machines with thermo paper.  Most of you have probably never heard of such things. In the 80’s I was … Continue reading

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Mandatory Spay/Neuter Laws

I’d like to do a really good job researching mandatory spay/neuter laws and their effects on shelter stats.  Some day. When I say “Mandatory Spay/Neuter Law” I’m thinking of those requiring all dogs and cats to be fixed, with limited … Continue reading

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