Fast Tracking to Save Lives

Trying to decrease your animals’ length of stay?  Looking to improve the flow of animals through your shelter system?  Fast Tracking is hands down the simplest thing you can do to get started. Fast Tracking can benefit all shelter animals and helps maximize your organization’s life-saving capacity.  Using time efficiently shrinks the daily in-shelter population even without reducing the number of animals served, allowing more resources (time, housing space, and attention) to be available for each animal present.

In this 90-minute webinar, you will find out specifically how other shelters have started and implemented simple Fast Tracking procedures.  We’ll also discuss shelter models for systematic programs that have created flow-through happiness.

This session is the third part in a multi-session webinar series on Length of Stay.

Guest Panelists:
-Erica Schumacher, DVM, Dane County Humane Society, WI
-Laura Birdsall, Animal Care Supervisor, Placer SPCA, CA

Learn More

Visit our Length of Stay page for the actual Length of Stay Game video PLUS tons of resources and tools you can use to make your LOS more efficient!

Length of Stay Webinar Series Recordings

Related Resources

Adoption Capacity Calculator (.xls)
How many animals should you have up for adoption at any one time? Use the Adoption Capacity Calculator to help determine the right number for your shelter. Be sure to also read the How-to document that accompanies the calculator.

Using the Adoption Capacity Calculator (.pdf)
This article will help you use the Adoption Capacity Calculator.



Dr. Sandra Newbury is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine with a special interest in infectious disease and population management as it relates to group health. She joined the Koret Shelter Medicine Program at the University of California, Davis in 2006.  She also serves as the Chair of the Shelter Standards Task Force of the Association of Shelter Veterinarians and as Adjunct Assistant Professor of Shelter Medicine in the Department of Pathobiology at the University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine.  Dr. Newbury’s position results from a partnership between UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine and the ASPCA.


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