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
In this issue, Mouthpieces uses a little humor to help you promote some of the smaller creatures you may have for adoption, such as hamsters, rabbits, ferrets, and mice.
Shelter staffs use special events, savvy marketing, and social networking to promote small-animal adoption.
Chinchillas are insanely cute'and that can prove to be a problem if infatuated new owners fail to research the exotic rodents' substantial care needs. Learn what's out and what's in when it comes to advising someone on adopting a chin.
Households with children younger than 5 should not keep hamsters, gerbils, guinea pigs, rats, hedgehogs, or other rodents, according to a report in the October 2008 issue (Vol. 122, No. 4) of Pediatrics.
Through a unique arrangement with Lollypop Farm, the PetSmart store in Henrietta, N.Y., is the only location in the country adopting, but not selling, such little critters as hamsters, guinea pigs, and birds.
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- Disease Control
- Disinfection & Cleaning
- Feeding Protocols
- Foster Care Programs
- How-To Instructional Sheets
- Isolation & Separation
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- Safety, Staff
- Standard Operating Procedures
- Volunteer Management