Covid-19 Resources






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Short-term use of megestrol acetate for estrus prevention in cats during the Covid-19-related cessation of surgical sterilization in the U.S.

In response to Covid-19, which has caused many communities to defer sterilization surgeries for dogs and cats, ACC&D believes the progestin megestrol acetate (MA) may be an option for short-term contraception of some female cats. Read more about the possible use of MA during the Covid-19 pandemic at the links below.



TNR Cats -Covid-19 COVER SLIDE

Keep Calm and Carry On: The impact of COVID-19 on TNR and how to get back on track

In this video we use computer simulation modeling of free roaming cat populations to illustrate the impact of a COVID-19 gap in sterilization surgeries on trap/neuter/return (TNR) scenarios. Both encouraging and thought-provoking, it reveals key takeaways for those focused on humanely managing feral cat colonies during these challenging times, and how programs can be most successful when resuming TNR. And it’s short enough to watch during a coffee break. Watch it here.



Webinar on 6/8/20: What computer modeling can tell us about what to expect from a COVID-19 TNR sterilization gap


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Panelists in this webinar, hosted by Stacy Lebaron of The Community Cats Podcast, discuss ACC&D’s computer simulation modeling of free-roaming cat populations and the impact of a COVID-19 gap in sterilization surgeries on trap/neuter/return (TNR) scenarios. Panelists include members of ACC&D’s modeling committee: ACC&D’s Joyce Briggs, wildlife population biologist Dr. John Boone, and the ASPCA’s Dr. Margaret Slater, as well as Peter Wolf, research and policy analyst for Best Friends Animal Society.

Note: This webinar discusses the ACC&D video “Keep Calm and Carry on: The Impact of COVID-19 on TNR and How to Get Back on Track.” Please watch the video before viewing this webinar discussion panel.

Watch a recording of the webinar here.

List of Important Updates


June 24, 2020

  • Link to webinar recording - What computer modeling can tell us about what to expect from a COVID-19 TNR sterilization gap added

May 28, 2020

  • New COVID-19 Resources Page created
  • New video available- Keep Calm and Carry On: The impact of COVID-19 on TNR and how to get back on track