Animal Care

A wealth of resources in this section can help you message the benefits of pediatric spay/neuter, age kittens, make vaccination decisions quickly and competently, segregate animals when needed, set up a communal cat room—and much, much more!

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We Are All Health Services Researchers

Friday, March 24 2017

Yes, sheltering professionals, that includes you! The ASPCA’s Dr. Emily Dolan gets the discussion going about the importance of what you’re doing every time you collect data to help improve services.

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How To Survive Kitten Season This Year, Part 1

Tuesday, March 7 2017

Ready to climb Mount Kitten? In the first installment of her series, Dr. Stephanie Janeczko offers 4 steps for getting started today. (Yes, today!)

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Tip of the Week: Make a Kitty Taco!

Monday, April 25 2016

Just like Taco Night, this handling technique is bound to please everyone!

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Most Popular Tools & Tips

Forms & Samples The Five Freedoms

Learn the five internationally accepted standards of care every animal needs, then print and post them in your shelter as a daily reminder.

Tips Calculating Your Humane Capacity

Know your humane capacity so you can make the best decisions for the animals in your care.

Tips Telling a Kitten's Age in 4 Steps

Age is an important factor in determining the best courses of care and socialization, and we have four key questions that can help.

Forms & Samples Personal Protective Equipment Poster

This nifty PPE (personal protective equipment) poster can be used on kennels where contagious disease is present.