This is the main area for Admin users to manage the cats within the app it is split up into a few modules which will allow you to manage each feature either separately if needed or from within the main cats’ management page.
We will go through each module in the following sections with walkthroughs and examples where needed.
This list contains all of the cats that have passed through or are currently in the rescue, it contains columns for the most common information and has a search box and filter panel.
At the top of the page is an Add New button which will start a blank cat panel for you to enter a new cat, this will be shown in the next section
The search box allows you to input a search term and it will filter the list down to the cats having that term associated with them. There are some relationships like cats who need to be adopted together that will show up if either name is entered, you can search by most items in the cat record. Try searching for Feral or Jasper to see some of the associated searches. We will cover searching in more detail later.
Advanced filters allow you to filter the list by Gender, Cat Type, Hair Type, Colour, Availability, Status, Parent and Cat-Family. You can also use any combination of these filters together to shorten the list of cats shown.
There is a small bug with the filters as the popup box looks a little messy, I hope this is fixed in the next release from the supplier fo that function, we will try to add a temporary fix so it is easier to view and use.
The bulk actions have no options at present but this may be used at a later time.
Total Cats & Pagination
On the right-hand side of the Bilk Action Line is a total number of cats in the current filtered list along with options to move pages, move to a specific page or move to the end. This is repeated at the bottom of the list also.
The main list window has all of the cats in alphabetical Foster Name order, clicking on any of the column titles will sort by that column in ascending order, a second click will change from ascending to descending order. The columns can be changed in the back end if a different set is needed, most columns from the cat record can be added here with a few exceptions.
This is the largest form but contains everything you need to manage the cats whilst in rescue and adoption. The page has been split into four images and we will explain each section’s fields.
* = Required Field
Foster Name (Enter Name Here)*
The name of the cat whilst in rescue.
Internal reference number used by LPCH which consists of a number for a cat (LP196) and a number with a letter for a kitten of the parent cat (LP196a, LP196b)
Gender can be chosen or set to Unknown if the gender is unknown or hard to verify
Age can be entered here in words but this will be overwritten daily by the automatic script that updates all of the cat ages.
Age band can be selected but this will be overwritten daily by the automatic script that updates all of the cat ages.
Date of Birth
Date of Birth can be selected from the dropdown calendar, this field is used to update Age & Age Band fields daily.
Exact DOB can be set to Yes for a known Date of Birth or No for an estimated date.
Type is set to the type of cat rescued. Options such as Domestic, Feral, Semi-Feral, etc. can be selected
Hair is set to the type of hair the cat has. Options such as Short, Mid, Long, etc. can be selected
Colour is set to the colour of the cat. Options such as Black, White, Calico, Tabby etc. can be selected.
New colours can be added by clicking the add colour button whilst — Select One — is the selected option. See the Add Colour page for more details.
This is the main profile photo used in the Available and Adopted lists. Clicking this will open the Attach a File page to allow you to upload a new photo or choose one from the stored library.
Set this to yes if the cat is available for adoption which will show the cat on the Available Cat page. Setting to No will hide it from all public viewed lists.
Information to follow
Choose the current fosterers from the dropdown list