Nationwide Deployment and Evaluation of Fostering Programs in Animal Shelters

March 31, 2020

Audience: Executive Leadership, Shelter/Rescue Staff & Volunteers, Veterinary Team

Organization: Arizona State University Foundation for A New American University
Investigator(s): Clive Wynne
Grant Amount: $1,728,495.00
Project Type: Phase 4
Project Status: Research In Progress

Project Summary

Arizona State University will assess the impact of day outings, short-term fostering and long-term (at least one week) fostering in 100 shelters across the U.S., and a minimum of 60 dogs/shelter, with a focus on shelters near Arizona and Virginia. In a subset of six shelters, this project will also assess the welfare benefits of fostering through evaluation of behavioral, health and physiological measures collected before, during and after fostering.

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