The ASPCA believes animals in shelters must routinely receive necessary and appropriate care. Our shelter medicine experts, Animal Poison Control Center staff and network of shelter partners provide expertise on disease management, intake and poison control to help you keep the animals in your care healthy.
Debunking COVID-19 Myths About Pets
Read the most up-to-date information about the transmission of COVID-19, and how pets have not been shown to become ill with or spread the virus to people.
Read the latest research on fomites as a source of transmission of COVID-19.
Cat Intake Protocol
Read the National Animal Care and Control Association’s recommendations for cat intake at animal shelters during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Seattle Veterinary Outreach Receives $50K Grant from ASPCA to Benefit Homeless People and Their Pets
Read about a new grant for the ASPCA that provides needed veterinary care to pet owners in Seattle who find themselves homeless.