Our mission is to develop and spread a welfare-centric, life-saving approach to management of dogs and cats in animal shelters; focusing on prevention and grounded in science.

Our vision is to create a world in which shelters are a place where animals are safe from suffering and needless euthanasia, staff has deep satisfaction in their work, and community members experience respect for all animals.

We offer a range of services, from Facility Design to Capacity for Care (C4C) consultations. Browse our online reference library for information on managing some of the most common issues in animal shelters (see a few of our featured resources below).

The KSMP offers cat portals, an inexpensive way to update your single cage cat housing to spiffy double compartment condos, which benefits cats by keeping food, bed and litter separate and allowing cleaning and daily care with minimum disruption. Order your portals today.

Capacity for Care (C4C) / Magic Number Calculator

How many lives can your shelter save? The Capacity for Care / Magic Number Calculator helps you find out. This data-based spreadsheet app was revealed at the Million Cat Challenge - Where the Rubber meets the Road presentation at the 2016 HSUS Animal Care Expo. Here you'll find the calculator, plus notes on how to use it to make life better for shelter animals and shelter staff.

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Cat Portals: Order Information and Instruction for Installation

Need a simple way to make cats in your shelter healthier and happier? Installing portals between two existing cat cages is an inexpensive way to update your single cage cat housing to spiffy double compartment condos, which benefits cats by keeping food, bed and litter separate and allowing cleaning and daily care with minimum disruption. Order your portals today.

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Feline Upper Respiratory Infection aka URI

Successfully managing feline upper respiratory infection (FeURI) in a shelter setting requires much more than medical treatment of a clinically ill cat. It requires a comprehensive sheltering plan that addresses each cat's physical and mental well-being and includes an immunization plan to provide a high level of disease protection for a cat before it enters the shelter environment.

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