Compassion Fatigue

Community Outreach and Engagement

Disease Control, Shelter Health and Animal Care

  • Guidelines for Standards of Care in Animal Shelters,  (click on “Guidelines for Standards of Care in Animal Shelters” under Quick Links)
    • Available in Spanish – search for “Spanish” at
    • The Virtual Consultant,
    • The base concept for the Guidelines is the Five Freedoms:
      1. Freedom from hunger and thirst
      2. Freedom from discomfort
      3. Freedom from pain, injury and disease
      4. Freedom to express normal behavior
      5. Freedom from fear and distress



Operational and Administrative

Professional Development, Continuing Education and Training

The animal welfare field continues to evolve and change - there’s always something new to learn!

Shelter Data and Studies

Spanish Language Resources

  •; select Product Category “Spanish Language Resources”
  • Feral cat handout in Spanish 
  • Feral cat colony information in Spanish 
  • The AVMA has a large number of Spanish-language brochures, care sheets, educational materials and more for download or order. Go to and search for “Spanish”
  • Humane Society International 
  • Association of Shelter Veterinarians’ Pautas para Niveles Acceptables de Cuidado en Refugios des Animales and Pautas para la Atencion Medica Veterinaria para los Programas de Esterilization y Castracion –; search for “Spanish”
  • Alley Cat Allies – many resources for Spanish-speaking colony caregivers including webinars in Spanish., search “Spanish”
  • – rabies prevention and disaster preparedness info; search “Spanish”
  • HSI Humane Education 

Spay/Neuter Programs

TNR and Community Cats

Volunteer Progams

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