Operate within Shelter Capacity to Improve Outcomes
The COVID-19 pandemic has forced the reassessment of systems and protocols across all fields and industries, animal welfare included. As a result, many sheltering organizations were able to make adjustments that allowed them to operate within their capacity for care for the first time, rather than working beyond it.
Shelter Medicine Programs at University of Wisconsin, the University of Florida, UC Davis, the Ohio State University and Cornell University as well as the Association of Shelter Veterinarians and the ASPCA strongly recommend that shelters implement and maintain policies and procedures that allow them to work within their capacity for care.
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