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  7. Other Adoption and Rescue Organizations

Stanford Cat Network Info Sheets

Living with Allergies to Your Cat
Introducing a New Cat to Resident Pets
Bringing Home a New Companion: Cat-Proofing Your Home
Keeping Cats Indoors-Only
Solving Your Cat's Litterbox Problems
Solving Your Cat's Furniture-Scratching Problems
Tips for Taming Feral Cats and Kittens
Stanford Cat Network Cat Care Guide


Feral and Homeless Cats


Stanford Cat Network Agreement with the University
Document outlining the agreement between SCN and Stanford regarding homeless cats on campus.

Stanford Cat Network Feeding Guidelines
Document outlining the positioning and issues related to cat feeding stations on campus.

Socializing Feral Cats and Kittens
Tips from Stanford Cat Network

A Model for Humane Reduction of Feral Cat Populations
By Michelle S. Chappell, DVM

A Report on Trap/Alter/Release Programs
By Karen Johnson

Caring for Feral Cats
A guide to starting a feral cat care program of any scale, by Best Friends.

9 Lives Video Series from San Francisco SPCA
Instructional videos on feral cat management, featuring footage from the Stanford Cat Network.

Kill the Problem, Not the Cats
By Sherrie Walker

Understanding Cats and Predation
From Alley Cat Allies website

Creating a No-Kill Community
How to bring the no-kill approach to any shelter big or small.


Alley Cat Allies
An organization in support of feral cats, providing a wealth of articles and resources.

Feral Cat Coalition (San Diego)
An organization promoting the practice of spay/neuter and release to manage feral cat populations.

Silicon Valley Friends of Ferals
TTVAR assistance for feral cat colonies.

Cat Fancier's Association - Guidance Statement on Feral Cats
Establishes CFA's position regarding the care and treatment of unowned/feral cats.


Spay and Neuter Advocacy, Pet Overpopulation


The Facts About Cat Overpopulation

Cat Overpopulation Facts from Spay USA
A great flier with all the reasons for spay/neuter.


Spay USA
Find low cost or free spay and neuter services in your area.

Fix Our Ferals
Free spay and neuter or feral cats in Alameda & Contra Costa Counties, information support and advice for spay/neutering, borrow human traps.

Free and Low Cost Spay and Neuter Clinics
A listing of free and low-cost spay and neuter clinics across the USA

San Francisco SPCA Free and Low Cost Spay and Neuter
Free spay or neuter for homeless San Francisco cats.
Low cost ($35) spay/neuter for other cats.


Resources for Adoption and Rescue Organizations


A database of adaptable pets with photos and profiles, rescue listings, resources and more.
Resource for rescue organizations, shelter directory.


Cat Health and Care


Stanford Cat Network Adoption Guide
Guide to caring for cats and kittens, distributed to adopters of SCN cats. (Also available as PDF)

Introducing a New Cat to Resident Pets
Step-by-step guide to successful introductions for multi-pet homes.

Allowing Your Cat Outdoors?
A safe way to give your indoor cat a taste of the great outdoors, or provide a safe place for a cat used to being outdoors.

Preparing Your Home for Your New Feline Companion
Guide to cat-proofing your home, plus a shopping list of items to get before you bring home the new pet.

Pets Help Prevent Allergies in Children (CNN Report)
New studies show that children who grow up with pets in the home have a reduced risk of developing common allergies and asthma.

Living with Allergies to Your Cat
It is possible to keep your cats and avoid misery, even if you become allergic to your pet!

Facts on De-Clawing
By the Center for Feline Education

Moving by Car With Your Cat
Tips for how to make your move go safely and smoothly.



Soft Paws
Vinyl claw covers are a humane and 100% effective solution to problem clawing
A site featuring articles written by veterinarians for pet caretakers.

Choosing the Best Food for Your Cat
An article by veterinarians

Early-Age Neutering
An instructional videotape encouraging veterinarians to perform early sterilization on animals.

Building Cat Trees and Scratching Posts
Complete instructions and materials lists for several styles, from simple to advanced!

De-Clawing Cats: Issues and Alternatives
A collection of articles on the issue of de-clawing cats.

Indoors Only - Some Things to Think About
A set of excellent articles about the debate about cats being indoor only pets.

Build a Safe Cat Enclosure in Your Yard
Do you have an indoor-outdoor cat? Keep your cat safe from harm by building an enclosure.

C&D Cat Enclosures
These modular enclosures are perfect for yard or balconies.

Feline Immunodeficiency Virus - a Bad Case of Rumors!
An excellent article by Best Friends Sanctuary on the plight of FIV+ cats.

Finding Pet Friendly Housing
How to find pet friendly housing, pet resumes, negotiating with your landlord.

The Purrfect Post
We have used this post and found it to be the most attractive to cats - even those who don't like other posts - and very durable and attractive.

Boomerang Tags
High quality engraved color-filled metal and plastic tags. We recommend having the back engraved to read "indoor cat - if I am outside I am lost. Reward!"


Pet-Friendly Housing


Student Pet Owners - Help Finding Pet-Friendly Housing
How SCN can help you find housing for you and your pet!


San Francisco SPCA Open Door Program
The Open Door Program encourages property owners to rent to responsible pet owners, and supports the efforts of tenants searching for pet-friendly housing.


Other Rescue and Adoption Organizations


Virtual Pet Adoptions
Online pet search in the San Francisco Bay area.

Best Friends Animal Sanctuary
A no-kill animal sanctuary, caring for all species.

Hugs for Homeless Animals
A nonprofit charitable organization dedicated to homeless and displaced animals.

Partnership for Animal Welfare (Maryland)
Animal rescue and adoption organization.

Pet Rescue (Florida)
Working together to help Homeless Animals

Homeless Pet Placement League (Texas)
To rehabilitate and provide foster care for stray or abandoned dogs and cats.

The Second Chance Adoption Center (North Carolina)
An All Volunteer, Nonprofit, Organization Dedicated to Helping Homeless Animals.

The Cat Site
List of links and rescue organizations.

Feline Rescue
Worldwide directory of feline rescue groups.


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