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  • 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

    The Beakly Standard

    This rundown of bird care basics offers valuable information to shelters who find themselves caring for feathered friends in need of a loving home.

  • May 1, 2012

    Shelter Medicine: Poison Control

    Cats are highly susceptible to toxic substances, a surprising number of which can be found in shelters and foster homes. Fortunately, a little education can help you protect the felines in your care.

  • 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.

  • March 1, 2012

    Behavior Department: A Gentle Kind of Cat Care

    Researcher Nadine Gourkow developed a unique scale to assess emotional states in shelter cats and confirmed that mental stimulation and gentling techniques both improve cats’ emotional well-being and reduce the incidence of URI.

  • March 1, 2012

    The "101" Department: All Together Now

    Done properly, group housing can produce happier cats, delighted visitors, and more adoptions. Learn what you need to know before you start your own colony room.

  • March 1, 2012

    Active Mind, Healthy Dog

    Try these practical and economical tips for keeping the dogs in your care physically active, mentally stimulated, and socialized.

  • January 1, 2012

    Shelter Medicine: The Importance of Isolation

    A tragic case in North Dakota—where a rabies outbreak forced a shelter to euthanize its entire dog population—offers a valuable lesson for all shelters.

  • January 1, 2012

    Her Casa is Their Casa

    Get the scoop on a successful kennel enrichment program that makes shelter dogs happier and more adoptable.

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