Best Practices for Shelter Intake: Part 1
Tuesday, August 8, 3:00 – 3:30 p.m. EDT
Brian DiGangi, DVM, MS, DABVP, Senior Director of Shelter Medicine, ASPCA
A coordinated effort that begins the moment a cat or dog arrives at a shelter is one of the most critical ways to maximize lifesaving capacity. Intake procedures should address animals’ physical and behavioral health. That means suitable housing, handling that minimizes stress and organization of any additional next steps needed to make the shelter stay as short and efficient as possible.