Intake prevention strategy highlight!

  Intake prevention strategy highlight: Rehoming Programs – A Proactive approach to serving your community while reducing intake (Webinar hosted by CalAnimals) Looking for a way to stem the flow of intakes into your shelter to prevent exceeding your capacity and overwhelming your staff? Consider utilizing a platform that helps owners rehome their pets so Read More…

What is HASS?

  My shelter colleague mentioned something about a program called HASS. What is it? HASS is an acronym that stands for Human Animal Support Services. It’s both a philosophy of sheltering that is centered around community needs and the human-animal bond, and a pilot program being tested by a few dozen shelters across the US Read More…

NYS Ag and Markets Interim Guidance for Veterinarians on Resumption of Elective Procedures

NYS Ag and Markets has issued a guidance document for veterinarians in resuming elective, non-urgent procedures in NYS.  While emergency services and spay/neuter of companion animals were deemed essential during the initial PAUSE, practices are now released to perform other elective procedures as long as they are following guidelines to protect the public and clinic Read More…

FAQ: It’s Kitten Season! What should people do when they find kittens? See our favorite new resource.

  Feline advocate Hannah Shaw, better to known by many as the Kitten Lady of YouTube fame, has published a four episode “Kitten Care” webinar series sponsored by Royal Canin. The first three are entertaining and educational as usual: Caring for Itty Bitty Bottle Babies, Beyond the Bottle: Caring for Growing Kittens, and Keeping Kittens Read More…

Updates to Shelter Protocol for Handling Pets from COVID-19 Positive Homes

New information about COVID-19 continues to be released daily.  Faculty of the Maddie’s Shelter Medicine Program have continued to update protocols and information sheets for shelters based on new information. Download below for the most recent updates to the general shelter protocol for handling animals from COVID-19 positive homes. Remote consultations on this and other Read More…