Tools & Tips
Explore hundreds of how-tos, guidelines, case studies, and more to help you get inspired, improve your work, and save more lives.
10 Tips to Make the Most of Real-Life Rooms
After a remodel of its real-life room, the ASPCA shares 10 tips for décor and design.
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.
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.
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.
Two-Page Guide on Shelter Infection Control
This guide on shelter infection control explains how disease is spread, who will get sick, and the best steps to keep your population healthy.
Comprehensive Reference Book: Shelter Medicine for Veterinarians and Staff
This must-have shelter medicine resource includes information on management, animal husbandry, veterinary care, disease prevention and behavior.