publication . Other literature type . Article . 2018

Changes Associated with Improved Outcomes for Cats Entering RSPCA Queensland Shelters from 2011 to 2016

Kerr, Caroline Audrey; Rand, Jacquie; Morton, John Murray; Reid, Ronelle; Paterson, Mandy;
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  • Published: 12 Jun 2018 Journal: Animals (issn: 2076-2615, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute
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Simple Summary The aim of this study was to identify changes that contributed to the markedly improved live release of cats in Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) Queensland shelters by comparing data from 2011 and 2016. Admission numbers were similar in these two years. The number and percentage euthanized decreased substantially from 58% in 2011 to 15% in 2016. The greatest contributor to this were marked increases in cats rehomed (i.e., adopted). The number of cats adopted doubled from 2011 to 2016, with over half the increase contributed by increased shelter adoptions, and the remainder achieved by increased off-site adoptions, lar...
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free text keywords: cat, shelter, RSPCA, admission source, outcomes, stray, surrendered, adopted, euthanized, desexed, Veterinary medicine, SF600-1100, Zoology, QL1-991, Article, Retrospective cohort study, Endocrinology, medicine.medical_specialty, medicine, Foster care, Biology, CATS, Demography, Internal medicine
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