Tools & Tips
Explore hundreds of how-tos, guidelines, case studies, and more to help you get inspired, improve your work, and save more lives.
3 Tips for Intake and Operations at a Temporary Shelter
Managing a temporary shelter can be an overwhelming task. Follow these three tips from the ASPCA’s Field Investigations and Response Team (FIR)
Give Foot Baths The Boot
Foot baths may seem like a good idea, but this resource explains why they can often cause more problems than they solve -- and what to do instead.
Equine Toxins Shareable Posters and Graphics
Keep equine safety top of mind at your rescue and in your community with this colorful poster and shareable graphic
Travel Bag Download for Pet Evacuations Plus Disaster Shareables
Download these traveling bag lists and give them to your adopters and clients to help them be ready in case of emergency evacuations.
18 Life Hacks for Animal Shelters
These shelter hacks will give you lots of ideas for enrichment, cat and dog care, staff management and more, all for cheap or free!
Common Feline Toxic Exposures and Their Treatment
Learn to recognize and treat common feline toxicities including acetaminophen, NSAIDs and more
Top Animal Toxins by State for 2019
Find out which pet toxins received the most calls at the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center in 2019.
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.
Shelter Medicine Academic Consortium Updates Quarantine Guidelines for the and Sheltering of Animals Exposed to SARS-CoV-2 (virus that causes COVID-19)
Read newly updated guidelines for animal shelters during the COVID-19 pandemic released by AVMA, CDC and university shelter medicine programs.