Tools & Tips
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Shelter Sanitation: Part 2
Join us for a review of the what, when and how components of effective shelter sanitation.
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.
DIY Disposable Litter Boxes
Learn how one shelter makes kennel cleaning easier (and saves money!) using recycled cardboard boxes.
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.
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.
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.
Do’s and Don’ts for Extending and Replacing Disinfectants During COVID-19
Running low on disinfectant or can’t find your go-to? Try these tips to extend or replace your regular disinfectants.
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.
Cleaning and Disinfecting Dog and Cat Transport Crates and Vehicles
Watch these how-to videos for helpful tips on sanitizing crates and vehicles used to transport shelter animals.