Tip of the Week: Buh Bye, Bottleneck
The provision of spay/neuter for shelter animals can create a “bottleneck” in animals moving efficiently through the shelter and going home.
This holdup may increase an animal’s length of stay in the facility and put animals at increased risk for the development of infectious disease. If you find this occurring in your shelter, an investigation may reveal:
- Insufficient capacity and/or resources to spay/neuter shelter animals in a timely manner
- Delay in identification of shelter animals who are ready for spay/neuter
How to fix it? Conducting daily rounds will determine which animals are to be spayed/neutered on the next surgery day, and allocating adequate funds for spay/neuter can help send animals home more quickly.
Meet us back here every Monday for tips we’ve gleaned and seen that may make your life a little easier, make a routine process go a little faster or deliver some extra comfort for the animals in your care.