Our mission is to serve as change agents who inform and inspire shelter leaders to implement a humane, community-centered approach to animal care and shelter management; focused on prevention and grounded in science.
California Gov. Gavin Newsom has signed budget legislation that includes $45 million in one-time support for a statewide Animal Shelter Assistance Program. The program will be administered by the Koret Shelter Medicine Program, at the University of California, Davis, Center for Companion Animal Health. The increase will be used to fund grants and outreach for the state’s animal shelters over a period of five years... Read more
Every shelter has a golden number. Just the right number of available adoptable animals to promote animal health and well-being and entice adopters. We can help you find that number and operate at your ideal Capacity for Care.
Million Cat Challenge shelters can sign up for our six-week C4C Bootcamp, an online course that provides videos, remote consultations, peer support and curated resources to help shelters run better.
Facing an outbreak or trying to prevent one at your shelter? Our Resource Library, maintained jointly by the Koret Shelter Medicine Program at UC Davis and the University of Wisconsin-Madison Shelter Medicine Program, has the answers you’re looking for. Browse the library or go directly to an info sheet or calculator from one of the links below.