The ASPCA believes animals in shelters must routinely receive necessary and appropriate care. Our shelter medicine experts, Animal Poison Control Center staff and network of shelter partners provide expertise on disease management, intake and poison control to help you keep the animals in your care healthy.
Shelter Medicine Programs and Services
Enhance your expertise in shelter medicine with professional development, publications, and direct support from the ASPCA’s Shelter Medicine Services team.
ASV Guidelines for Standards of Care in Animal Shelters
See how the Association of Shelter Veterinarians’ (ASV) Guidelines can help your shelter.
Our resources can help you streamline your intake protocols, making sure every animal is treated so they can be quickly adopted into loving homes.
Population Management in Animal Shelters
Population management is the process of intentionally and efficiently planning services for each animal in the shelter’s care. Learn best practices.