Humane Society testing new cat adoption model

The P.E.I. Humane Society has been chosen as a test case for a new, more efficient model of adopting out cats.

Part of University of California, Davis project to move animals through shelters more quickly

The P.E.I. Humane Society is one of two Canadian locations to be chosen for the cat adoption project. (P.E.I. Humane Society)

The P.E.I. Humane Society has been chosen as a test case for a new, more efficient model of adopting out cats.

The humane society says two-thirds of the animals it helps are cats.

Dr. Kate Hurley from the University of California is the lead on a project called Capacity for Care for Cats. It's a model to help move cats through a shelter more quickly and avoid having to put down as many animals.

P.E.I. was chosen as a test case to adopt this model through the Canadian Federation of Humane Societies.

It says it's a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, and it hopes to increase cat adoptions significantly through making some simple changes.