Tag Archives: spay/neuter

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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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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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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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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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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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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ASPCA gives grant to Humane Alliance to promote spay/neuter clinics

“A recent and inspiring update comes from Humane Alliance, an organization that focuses on remedying pet overpopulation through high-quality, low-cost spay/neuter services. The ASPCA pledged more than $2.5 million, along with support from PetSmart Charities, to Humane Alliance over a … Continue reading

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