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  • September 1, 2014

    Closed for Safety

    Sometimes the safest response to an infectious disease outbreak is to temporarily close your shelter. It's a difficult decsion, and one with the potential to generate negative publicity. But shelter veterinarians must make it a priority to protect the health of the animals as well as the public, and being transparent about your actions will ultimately build trust. Learn how to cope with an outbreak-and it's aftermath.

  • September 1, 2014

    Expecting the Unexpected

    Not everyone has a disaster plan in place. Learn how you can prepare to keep your animals one step ahead of trouble.

  • May 1, 2014

    Sailing Through the Changes

    Bonney Brown, former executive director of the Nevada Humane Society, kicks off her Humane Networking column in "Sailing Through the Changes".

  • October 4, 2012

    Samples: Camden County Animal Shelter foster materials

    Use these to help you design your shelter's or rescue's foster program materials

  • September 1, 2012

    Medical SOPs: Lifesaving, Step by Step

    Getting basic shelter medicine SOPs in writing can help you prevent widespread problems while providing a consistent, transparent standard of care.

  • August 6, 2012

    Samples: Loudoun County ACC Emergency Shelter Evacuation Plan

    Loudoun County Animal Care & Control in Virginia has created a shelter evacuation plan in case of emergency.

  • June 12, 2012

    UC Davis Koret Shelter Medicine Program

    The shelter medicine program at the University of California, Davis, School of Veterinary Medicine has a wealth of information on disease control, facility design, animal housing and many other topics.

  • June 12, 2012

    Sample: AWA - Treatment Technician Manual

    An all-encompassing manual that includes information for shelter staff and foster volunteers.

  • May 16, 2012

    PetSmart Charities Report on Adoption Forum II

    In 2003, leaders from the animal sheltering community came together to discuss the latest trends in shelter adoption policy.

  • May 10, 2012

    Animal Welfare Association - Treatment and Isolation Area Protocols

    Use these sample isolation and treatment area protocols from the Animal Welfare Association in Voorhees, New Jersey to help you develop your shelter's own protocols.

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