Tools & Tips
Explore hundreds of how-tos, guidelines, case studies, and more to help you get inspired, improve your work, and save more lives.
Intake Protocol for Kitten Foster Programs
Download and customize this kitten intake protocol to help make your organization’s intake screening procedures thorough and consistent.
Recommendations for Public Health Officials Managing In-Home Care
Get guidance from the CDC on how public health officials can safely provide home care for those in isolation due to COVID-19.
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.
Cat Intake Protocol
Read the National Animal Care and Control Association’s recommendations for cat intake at animal shelters during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Preventive Health Care & Vaccinations
When vaccination protocols are appropriately developed and properly applied, they can be among the most important and lifesaving tools available to shelters.
Shelter Intake: Part 2
Learn about the basic foundation of sheltering intake protocols that will minimize the risk of disease.
Shelter Intake: Part 1
Learn how to maximize lifesaving capacity through intake procedures that address animals’ physical and behavioral health.
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)
How to Take a Daily Animal Inventory
Taking a daily count and making sure your software systems are up to date allow you keep track of the animals in your care and prevent errors in your data.