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.
"It is the position of NACA that indiscriminate pick up or admission of healthy, free-roaming cats, regardless of temperament, for any purpose other than TNR/SNR, fails to serve commonly held goals of community animal management and protection programs and, as such, is a misuse of time and public funds and should be avoided." Read the full statement on NACA's website
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.