Your capacity is not just the number of cages you have. Capacity is your ability to provide humane care.
Whether trying to make estimates about staff hours needed, numbers of surgeries required, or the best fit number for adoption housing units, calculating capacity helps you plan and understand what’s needed as well as what’s possible. By knowing your humane capacity, and never exceeding it, you will be empowered to make good decisions for the animals in your care. Learn how to calculate your organization’s humane capacity.
Director, University of Wisconsin Shelter Medicine Program
Dr. Newbury joined the University of Wisconsin’s School of Veterinary Medicine in 2015 as a clinical assistant professor and director of the shelter medicine program. She helped to build the Koret Shelter Medicine Program at the University of California, Davis from 2006-2014, and served 6 years on the board of directors of the Association of Shelter Veterinarians. Dr. Newbury is passionate about saving lives and stomping out disease, and focuses on partnerships between shelters, veterinarians and the community to decrease shelter intake and improve positive outcomes for homeless animals.