ICAWC 2013 - Helping as Many Animals as Possible - Danielle Draper & Lindsay Tempest

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ICAWC 2013 - Helping as Many Animals as Possible - Danielle Draper & Lindsay Tempest

  1. 1. Helping as many animals as possible – good practice in shelters Danielle Draper National Cat Adoption Centre Manager & Lindsay Tempest Norfolk Dual Adoption Centre Manager
  2. 2. On-going sustainable cat welfare remains our priority.
  3. 3. What’s wrong with Satisfactory? Being tolerable or bearable In a complete, thorough, entire or perfect manner
  4. 4. Fast Track Admission Scheme • Being trialled at the 2 Norfolk Adoption Centres. • Offers quicker admission to cat owners. • Reduces costs to the charity, but still achieves our Minimum Veterinary Standards. • Potentially means cats are in care for a shorter period of time. • For owned cats only (not strays). • 3 admission pens (from 18) allocated to the scheme.
  5. 5. Fast Track Admission Scheme • Cats must be: – Neutered – Vaccinated up to date – Have seen a vet within the last 6 months and been signed off as all healthy. • Proof must be supplied that these criteria have been met. Vets are usually happy to fax or email the cats clinical history to us if the owner requests it. Once proof has been seen, the cat is given the next available Fast Track pen.
  6. 6. Fast Track Admission Scheme • The cat is seen by the Cats Protection vet as soon as possible and if signed off as Fit To Home (FTH), will be available for viewing immediately. • The cat can be viewed and reserved, but cannot go home until the 7 day admission period has been completed. • In the best case scenario, a cat can be admitted and rehomed in just 7 days.
  7. 7. Fast Track Admission Scheme • Benefits & Cost Saving: Approximately £50.00 per cat As much as £100.00 per cat
  8. 8. On-going sustainable cat welfare remains our priority.
  9. 9. Cost of young adult in care for one month Full Veterinary health check Full course of vaccines Blood test – Felv/Fiv Castrate Dental Microchip Worm treatment every 3 months Monthly Flea treatment £25 £50 £15 £47 £100 £5 £3 £3
  10. 10. Food Litter Staff Consumables /cleaning equipment Waste disposal Total cost 4 weeks = £1,346.64 £6.05 £1.53 £1,081 £4.96 £5.10
  11. 11. Cost of young adult in care one month Now! Full Veterinary health check One course of vaccines Blood test – Felv/Fiv Castrate Dental Microchip Worm treatment on arrival/departure Flea treatment on arrival/departure £25 £25 £15 £47 £100 £5 £2 £2
  12. 12. Food – use dry only where possible £4.26 Litter £1.53 Staff – reduced staff, increased volunteers £540.50 Consumables /cleaning equipment – spot cleaning £3.93 Waste disposal – new contract £1.95 Total cost 4 weeks = £611.17
  13. 13. Helping Even More!
  14. 14. Balanced intake What do we mean? Cherry picking/selecting Will only help easy cats Age restrictions Help more cats all ages Smaller waiting lists Less time spent in a pen
  15. 15. Scenario A 5 pens Each with a 12 - 15year old cat in For this age group the average CP length of stay -70days. Help 5 cats every 10 weeks. Helped 26 cats in a year.
  16. 16. Scenario B 5 pens  2 pens each hold 12-15 year old cat Helped 2 cats every 10 weeks Helped 10 cats per year. 3 pens each hold 3-6 year old cat Average CP length of stay – 35days. Help 3 cats every 5 weeks. Helped 31 cats per year.
  17. 17. GRAND TOTAL…. ….5 pens consisting of balanced intake = 41cats helped in 1 year! That’s nearly double the amount of cats helped by keeping a balance of what we filled our pens with.
  18. 18. In the real world! Will still have to prioritise when necessary. Will have situations – e.g. multi-house rescues.
  19. 19. Benefits Balancing intake Helped more cats. Fewer long stays. Increased frequency. More variety. Still helping older cats. More focus to promote older cats. =home oldies faster.
  20. 20. Thank you!

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