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My Ghost Map

I’ve just been posting in my other blog (https://aspergersbigbang.wordpress.com/) about Ghost Map by Steven Johnson, and I don’t think I’ve posted here about my own Ghost Map. Like many of my research projects, it never seems to get to a … Continue reading

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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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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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Great progress toward a No Kill Nation (NOT)

Rich Avanzino was interviewed on the radio this morning and says we need only do another 2.3 million adoptions from shelters to become a No Kill Nation.  http://cdn.voiceamerica.com/business/011395/weitz042214.mp3 That’s quite a lot of progress, down from 2.7 he said where … Continue reading

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Modeling cat population growth and decline: tipping point of spay/neuter

I made a lovely little model in Excel, letting me play with all kinds of variables.  The most amazing thing is, no matter what I put in for those variables, there’s a tipping point, where just a few more spay/neuter … 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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