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  • July 1, 2012

    Kits & Pits

    A shelter finds surprising success in promoting and adopting out cats with colds. In addition, the basic techniques and benefits of clicker training for dogs in shelters are presented.

  • July 1, 2012

    Helping Hounds

    In some areas of the country, animal shelters take in more stray hunting hounds than pit bulls. Often undernourished and unsocialized, hunting dogs pose unique challenges for shelters. Here are some tips for meeting their needs and getting them into happy homes.

  • 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.

  • May 16, 2012

    HSUS Parvovirus Basics

    Fact: The canine parvovirus is difficult to kill, can live in the environment for months or even years, and is transmitted only through direct contact with bodily fluids. To get all the facts on parvo, download our factsheet to keep the basics at your fingertips.

  • May 16, 2012

    HSUS Canine Distemper Basics

    Fact: Canine distemper is highly contagious, can be carried and transmitted by wild mammals -- and is easy to kill with proper sanitation. To get all the facts on distemper, download our factsheet to keep the basics at your fingertips.

  • 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.

  • May 9, 2012

    UC Davis Koret Shelter Medicine Program - Facility Design and Animal Housing

    The shelter facility and the housing there-in has implications far beyond the shelter walls. The design of the facility will impact disease levels, behavioral health, staffing needs and the daily cost of care (and therefore how much time and money is left over for other important programs).

  • May 8, 2012

    Association of Shelter Veterinarians - Guidelines for Standards of Care in Animal Shelters

    The ASV's Guidelines for Standards of Care in Animal Shelters is a comprehensive shelter standards document that was two years in the making.

  • May 7, 2012

    American Humane Assocation Operational Guide - Sanitation and Disease Control

    This guide outlines an animal healthcare program for shelters, including design considerations, cleaning materials, animal handling, preventive medicine and planning. It also includes a glossary of terms.

  • May 1, 2012

    Kits & Pits

    Nebulization therapy is presented as a possible treatment for cats with URI, while canine play groups are touted as a great way to both socialize and exercise shelter dogs.

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