Search Search Search Topic Animal Health Animal Care Disease Prevention & Treatment (-) Intake Protocols Active FiltersIntake Protocols Group 9 Clear All Shelter Guidelines: The Five Freedoms and Shelter Wellness Learn about key elements of a comprehensive shelter medical plan supporting individual animal welfare within animal populations. Shelter Intake: Part 1 Learn how to maximize lifesaving capacity through intake procedures that address animals’ physical and behavioral health. Shelter Intake: Part 2 Learn about the basic foundation of sheltering intake protocols that will minimize the risk of disease. FAQ: Must We Always Vaccinate on Intake? ASPCA Shelter Medicine Services veterinarians explain the importance of vaccinating on intake and using the right vaccines. 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.