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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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Cats in my bed

During the coldest nights of winter, I run a space heater so my bedroom is a lot warmer than the rest of the house, and my 3 cats are almost always together in the bed.  During the hottest days of … 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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Friends

My Twitter friend @Caretaker_Cat asked me to make this. Not being familiar with the tv show, I probably can’t appreciate it fully, but I had fun making it.

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How Many Feral Cats Are There? — Spay/Neuter and TNR

No One Knows.  There are people out there who say they do, but they don’t really. I went to a volunteer orientation at my local shelter, and read through their web page first.  So when the instructor said there were … 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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Looking good in Utah – another victory for spay/neuter, especially for cats

I’ve updated my Utah spreadsheet, although data is only available Jan-Jul 2013 (and I’m assuming that’s the first half of the year, 1/1/13-6/30/13) so I projected. http://www.spayship.com/data.html

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Lisa’s Resumé – Who is this person anyway and why does she think she knows so much?

In case anyone wants to know. Education 1980, B. A. in Computer Science from the State University of New York University at Buffalo, cum laude Work History 1980-1982, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD. … Continue reading

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Estimating cat populations — so important for spay/neuter programs

How can you estimate the number of cats in your area? I looked into formulae for this and found 11 for owned cats and 3 for feral cats. Most are based on the number of households, some on the number … Continue reading

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