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Teaching a Spectrum of Care in Veterinary School
Discover how The Ohio State Veterinary School incorporates instruction on a continuum of acceptable care that considers available evidence-based medicine while making veterinary care more accessible and affordable.
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.
DIY Disposable Litter Boxes
Learn how one shelter makes kennel cleaning easier (and saves money!) using recycled cardboard boxes.
They Did It: Engaging Visitors to Help Prevent URI in Shelter Cats
Prevent URI in cats with this ingenious community engagement and education program from Nevada Humane Society.
Taking Daily Animal Inventory
Follow the lead of Seminole County Animal Services and make daily inventory a snap by cross-referencing intake photos with the actual animals.
They Did It: Getting Staff Buy-In on Sanitation Standards
Raise your hands (but wash ‘em first!) for this super idea to enhance your staff sanitation training.
Comforting Cats: Rub It In
This clever shelter provides comfort to the cats in their care on the cheap.
Sanitary Solution to Waste Removal
What’s a shelter to do with all that animal waste? Try this efficient method of disposal.
How Shelter Pets Benefit from “Real-Life” Rooms
Three animal welfare organizations with real-life rooms--where adoptable pets can relax and decompress--share the benefits, challenges, and recommendations for such spaces.