Sometimes it all comes down to soap and water. From washing your hands to using proven techniques and formulas for disinfection, the nuts and bolts of husbandry can help keep your shelter population safe from the spread of infectious disease.
These short videos will provide essential care instructions for orphaned kittens. Whether you are a seasoned foster parent or just getting started saving these orphaned baby lives, these videos will guide you through the basics. Read More
Effective cleaning and disinfection practices that can result in an improvement in infectious disease control and an increase in lifesaving. Read More
Animal housing and environmental specifications that consider the physical and psychological well-being of animals in shelters. Read More
Dr. Annette Litster, Director of Maddie's Shelter Medicine Program at the Purdue University School of Veterinary Medicine, presents a review of the Association of Shelter Veterinarian's newly published Shelter Standards Document. Read More
It's essential for shelter managers to develop good written cleaning and disinfection protocols and to train staff to adopt these procedures. Here are essential steps to take to ensure proper sanitation. Read More
Dr. Kate Hurley, Director of the Koret Shelter Medicine Program at UC Davis gives a wonderful presentation on sanitation in animal shelters at Tony La Russa's Animal Rescue Foundation's eighth annual The Business of Saving Lives conference. Read More
Enrichment for shelter animals reduces stress (and disease), increases adoptions and radically improves the well-being and quality of life for canine and feline residents. Read More