Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) establish an overall routine that'serves to ensure a consistent and thorough approach to daily chores and empower shelter'staff by giving them the tools they need to succeed
Resources and Articles
From the Magazine
Here’s an overview of the impressive reproductive capacity of guinea pigs and some tips for telling the guinea girls from the guinea boys.
Here are some quick tips on taking photographs that do justice to the unique personalities and charming good looks of the mice, hamsters, and other small animals available for adoption at your shelter.
A young girl brings home a pregnant pet rat from school and sets in motion a chain of events that would eventually lead to the rescue of 2,000 rodents from a home in California.
"Pignics," about a dozen of which are held around the country, serve as fundraising and social events for guinea pig lovers, as well as a place for pets and adoptable animals to get together in pens.
It's essential that every species in your shelter receives appropriate, individualized care, which goes a long way toward reducing stress, improving health'and increasing the chances of adoption. Our guide will help you recognize, prevent, and reduce stress in birds and small mammals.
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