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  • Spore Wars

    Austin Pets Alive's, Brittany Dell'Aglio Mitchell conquers feline ringworm infections.

  • Closed for Safety

    Sometimes the safest response to an infectious disease outbreak is to temporarily close your shelter. It's a difficult decsion, and one with the potential to generate negative publicity. But shelter veterinarians must make it a priority to protect the health of the animals as well as the public, and being transparent about your actions will ultimately build trust. Learn how to cope with an outbreak-and it's aftermath.

  • A Vaccination Education

    Vaccines play a central role in keeping animals--especially those in shelters and foster care--safe from the spread of potentially deadly disease. But lately vaccines have face greater scrutiny, and their necessity has sometimes been called into question. Learn to separate the myths from the facts so your organization can make informed decisions about who, when, and how to vaccinate.

  • Canine and Feline Parvovirus: What You Need to Know

    Separate fact from fiction regarding canine parvovirus and feline panleukopenia.

  • Keeping Golden Years Golden

    Shelter staff need to be able to recognize and respond to the unique needs of senior shelter cats so that they can provide aging felines with the best possible care and a promising chance to find new homes.

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Samples

  • Sample: Medication Chart

    Use this sample medication chart to keep track of animals' medical conditions and medications.

  • Sample: AWA - Treatment Technician Manual

    An all-encompassing manual that includes information for shelter staff and foster volunteers.

  • 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.

  • 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.

Policies & Programs

  • Pets for Life

    The HSUS Pets for Life program has one very ambitious goal: to keep pets and their people together. Pets for Life recognizes that one of the greatest threats to pets is a lack of understanding on the part of caregivers along with a lack of awareness of available resources.

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