The Right Way to Transport
The National Federation of Humane Societies weighs in
Done properly, animal transport programs can be an effective tool for reducing the euthanasia of healthy, adoptable pets. But the process can be complex, and there are practical and ethical considerations to take into account before launching a transfer program.
In order to help groups around the country achieve more uniform standards, the National Federation of Humane Societies (NFHS) recently released protocols that explore the best practices for transfer programs.
The NFHS spent most of 2009 developing the new protocols after it identified several issues that could impact the ability of shelters and rescue groups to transfer animals.