Animal shelters can be a stressful environment for companion animals. Stress compromises immunity and normal behavior, so learn how to combat and reduce stress to increase the welfare of your shelter.
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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.
A study examines the effects of kennel noise on canine stress levels.
Lighting, cage arrangements, and the presence of the canine beast affect shelter cats' well-being.
New York shelter director provides advice on cat transport.
When cats want to kick back and relax like their human friends, the cat room at the Arizona Humane Society in Phoenix offers entertainment that many of its residents can't resist.
A former dog trainer and groomer, Nadine Gourkow spoke with Animal Sheltering about strategies for helping shelter kitties.
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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).