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.
Free Medical Consults for Animal Shelters
Contact the ASPCA® Shelter Medicine team for help with medical questions ranging from parvovirus to sanitation to population management.
Kitten Care Cheat Sheets for Foster Families and Adopters
These 8 downloads will help foster families and adopters with feeding, housing, and bathing kittens.
Research on Kitten Death in Shelters and Rescues
Learn how clinical signs like diarrhea and weight loss in young kittens may impact their survival rate in a shelter or rescue setting.
Maddie’s Fund Awards Dr. Lila Miller the 2021 Avanzino Leadership Award
Discover how Dr. Lila Miller championed the field of shelter medicine and received a leadership award from a prominent animal welfare organization.