We have 17,000 animals come through per year - over 6,000 are cats. Our dog walking team has been using whiteboards very effectively for years.
We just recently started an interaction board system for cats - see attached pics. We have 3 formal behavior/socialization programs and the cats who are assigned to them have specially trained volunteers who work with them and document progress. We also have different enrichment types so a magnet just gets put up if you provide that.
Our goal is to get some type of meaningful interaction for “every cat, every day” and don’t require a specific activity or length of time (we have up to 300 cats & kittens in the shelter at the peak), but we would like to see all cats get something. It’s still a work in progress, but we have food puzzles, scent, visual, brushing, and sound enrichment options for volunteers to choose from.
We are still fine-tuning this, and have already recently decided to exclude the adoption-ready very friendly kittens from the boards altogether, as it’s a lot of board space and time to write them, and they are usually with us for only a couple days (if that) so we want to prioritize our other cats and kittens instead.
Once we get confident with our board design/layout, we’ll be adding vertical lines to make it more organized and easy to read.
You can email me at Stephanie.firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to see our materials!