Search Search Search Topic Programs & Operations Managing People Resources Animal Health Animal Care Cleaning & Sanitation Disease Prevention & Treatment (-) Intake Protocols Cruelty & Disasters Disaster Preparedness & Response Active FiltersIntake Protocols Group 9 Clear All 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. FAQ: Must We Always Vaccinate on Intake? ASPCA Shelter Medicine Services veterinarians explain the importance of vaccinating on intake and using the right vaccines. 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. 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. 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) Five Tips for Naming Animals At Intake What’s in a name? A lot! Here’s a boost of inspiration to assist you in the animal naming process. 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. CDC, AVMA and University Shelter Medicine Program Recommendations for Intake, Housing, and Care of Animals from COVID-19 Households Read newly updated guidelines for animal shelters during the COVID-19 pandemic released by AVMA, CDC and university shelter medicine programs.