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  • July 9, 2012

    University of Florida - Maddie's Shelter Medicine Program

    Lots of downloadable factsheets on common shelter diseases, sanitation, enrichment for shelter animals and much more.

  • 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 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 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 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

    Sample: HSUS Monthly Animal Data Sheet

    Use this simple Excel data matrix to help you track your shelter's animal data on a month-to-month basis.

  • May 8, 2012

    Sample: National Federation of Humane Societies Basic Animal Stats Matrix

    This basic matrix, in fillable .pdf form, was designed to serve as a tool for basic data collection. It is a simple matrix containing what many have agreed are the minimum data points an organization should gather.

  • 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 8, 2012

    American Humane Assocation Operational Guide - Record Keeping

    Accurate and efficient record keeping is crucial to all animal shelters. This manual lays the groundwork for successful record keeping and makes it easier to keep accurate and efficient records.

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