Tools & Tips
Explore hundreds of how-tos, guidelines, case studies, and more to help you get inspired, improve your work, and save more lives.
They Did It: Enhanced Cageless Cat Housing with Local Landmark Décor
The San Francisco SPCA describes how pets and people benefit from cleverly designed replicas of iconic landmarks in their shelter.
Fear Free: Helping Shelter Pets Find Health, Happiness, and Homes
Join Dr. Brenda Griffin as she introduces attendees to the concepts behind Fear Free and how they can apply to your shelter operations.
How Animal Shelters Can Prepare for and Respond to Pet Food Recalls
Discover simple protocols animal shelters can use to manage dog and cat food recalls.
ASPCA Statement of Support for Veterinarians Considering Megestrol Acetate as a Temporary Contraceptive for Female Cats During COVID-19
Read the ASPCA’s statement of support for veterinarians considering megestrol acetate as a temporary contraceptive for female cats during the COVID-19 crisis.
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.
Animal Weight Monitoring Form
This form can help shelter staff monitor the weight fluctuations of individual animals.
Use a Food Calculator
Use this calculator to determine the correct amount of food for dogs and cats based on weight and life stage
Fast Track FAQs
Find the answers to your questions about fast track and slow track for your shelter population.
Fast Track Planning
Use this resource to better understand how to fast track your shelter population.