A partnership of Maddie’s Fund
, UC Davis Koret Shelter Medicine Program,
Maddie’s Shelter Medicine Program at the University of Florida, and the ASPCA
The Million Cat Mission
Who We Are
Cats & Communities
The Five Key Initiatives
Million Cat Challengers
Supporting Organization Map
Candy Hearts' Story: Less is more when it comes to saving cats in animal shelters!
Dominique's Story: A purrfect home for an FIV+ cat
Jamie, Abby, Braveheart, and Charlie: Saving a litter of love
Flower, Oscar, and Tilly: Every cat has a story
Alternatives to Intake
Capacity for Care
Removing Barriers to Adoption
Return to Field
Dear Million Cat Challenge
Saving and Making Money Using the Five Million Cat Challenge Initiatives
What Your Animal Shelter Needs to Know about the Million Cat Challenge
How a Telephone Can Keep Cats in Their Home and Out of Your Shelter
Turning Your Surrender-ers into Foster Homes
The Milk Man and Wait Until 8 Programs: Saving Cats and Kittens by Thinking Outside the Box
Starting and Running a Shelter Intervention Program
One Shelter’s Journey to Save More Feline Lives
How Your Animal Shelter Can Save Cats by Helping People
Small Changes, Big Results for Cats
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Non-profit shelter with animal control contract
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Did you know?
You choose what to use.
The five initiatives are designed to give every shelter options that make sense for them and their community. You can use them all or you can try just one. The choice is completely yours.
Over 1,000 organizations have already joined.
Shelters in the Million Cat Challenge span every single state -- and Canada! \ From sea to shining sea, we are an army of feline life savers united by one common goal. Together we’ve already saved over 500,000 cats!
Instantly grow your network.
The Million Cat discussion group includes over 600 shelter leaders. Our forum is private: you can feel comfortable sharing your questions, concerns, successes and challenges in a safe space.