Search Search Search Topic Animal Health Animal Care Cleaning & Sanitation Disease Prevention & Treatment (-) Intake Protocols Cruelty & Disasters Disaster Preparedness & Response Programs & Operations Managing People Resources Active FiltersIntake Protocols Group 9 Clear All 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. 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 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. 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. FAQ: Must We Always Vaccinate on Intake? ASPCA Shelter Medicine Services veterinarians explain the importance of vaccinating on intake and using the right vaccines. 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. 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.