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Never mind

I’ve found the problem.  Craigslist changed the way they do searches sometime between July 4 and July 11.  It used to be the search for “kittens” did not include ads that only used the singular “kitten”, but now it does, … Continue reading

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Kitten Storm update

At least here (Eugene) our Craigslist Kitten went down a little this week, although our s/n focus neighborhood, Springfield continued to rise. Nationally, quite a few areas went down this week, so at least their peaks didn’t go any higher. … Continue reading

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USA Facing a Purrfect Storm

The more I look at, the more convinced I am that we’re in for a cat population explosion all over the US. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Perfect_storm “A “perfect storm” is an expression that describes an event where a rare combination of circumstances will … Continue reading

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The Kittens Are Coming!

I’m seeing a shocking jump in my Craigslist Kitten Index (CLKI) almost everywhere. So far, I’m seeing confirmation from shelter stats that there’s a population explosion going on, I’m assuming from the record warm winter we just went through. I … Continue reading

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Stochastic Demographic Simulation

I wonder if this post will get a lot of traffic because people will think I’m talking dirty. But, no, this is just my typical passion for numbers and spay/neuter. http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0113553 Let me share some numbers I just figured out … Continue reading

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New Years Resolution: blog more

HRC’s just updated this with CA’s 2013 data. http://spot.humaneresearch.org/content/animal-shelter-statistics They continue to show good effects for s/n clinics.

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Oregon update: More good news thanks to spay/neuter

I’m too excited to wait for the final polish on some of these charts.  

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The Infertile Crescent: North Carolina’s Spay/Neuter clinics’ impact

If you study the NC map I posted last blog, you will notice areas of low shelter euthanasia near spay/neuter clinics that I’ve dubbed “The Infertile Crescent.” NC has a statewide license-plate s/n voucher program, and is the home of … Continue reading

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Oregon is a model for the effectiveness of Spay/Neuter clinics

Yes, this chart really is a summary of an awful lot of information.  Not theory.  Not a projection from a small sample.  It includes information from every shelter in Oregon that I know about (well, there’s one for-profit shelter in … Continue reading

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Spay/Neuter clinics benefit a wide area: example, Foothills clinic in Catawba County, NC

While limiting intake, increasing adoptions, or Shelter-Neuter-Return can improve a shelter’s Live Release Rate, they can result in putting the burden of killing on neighboring shelters. Opening a s/n clinic, however, benefits the neighbors as well, as happened when the … Continue reading

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