We’re Hiring!

Are you ready to put your fingerprints on a game-changing program for animals and the people that love them?

The UC Davis Koret Shelter Medicine Program is adding a new seat to our table! If you are interested in project management, large scale change, expanding productivity, staff development, online learning, animal welfare and social justice, please take a gander at this brand new opportunity and see if you might be our new deputy director.

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Animal Services' Role in COVID-19 Support

See our recommendations for how animal shelters can best protect pets, the public, and staff members during the pandemic, including a sample protocol for shelter intake of pets from households where humans with coronavirus are present. Produced in collaboration with the shelter medicine team at UW-Madison. Read the information sheet

California-specific information can be found on our California Animal Shelter COVID Action Response (CASCAR) team page.

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Support Our Work

Our program does not currently receive state support: we rely on the generosity of animal lovers like you to continue our work for homeless pets.

Any donation will help us to communicate with shelter veterinarians, managers, and staff. We encourage best practices in health care and sanitation. You’ll help save lives and reduce euthanasia.

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Capacity for Care (C4C)

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, and curated resources to help shelters run better.

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Resource Library

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.

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2 Million… and counting!

The Million Cat Challenge hasn’t just helped shelters save two million cats – it has also helped shelters improve their operations forever.

Read about the five key initiatives that have saved over two million cats... and counting.



Save time. Save money. Save lives.

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Facility Design

Facility design affects animal health and welfare, staff and volunteer morale, and adopters’ experience.

We can help you create a better shelter - one that operates at its capacity for care - from the ground up or by improving an existing space, whatever your budget.

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