Animal Care

A wealth of resources in this section can help you message the benefits of pediatric spay/neuter, age kittens, make vaccination decisions quickly and competently, segregate animals when needed, set up a communal cat room—and much, much more!

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Tip of the Week: Make a Kitty Taco!

Monday, April 25 2016

Just like Taco Night, this handling technique is bound to please everyone!

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Plan Ahead: 7 Strategies for Kitten Season

Wednesday, February 17 2016

It’s almost around the corner—so now’s a great time to start preparing for kitten season.

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Tip of the Week: Make a Sock Hat For Preemies

Monday, January 18 2016

Ear holes = too much cute.

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Most Popular Tools & Tips

Forms & Samples The Five Freedoms

Learn the five internationally accepted standards of care every animal needs, then print and post them in your shelter as a daily reminder.

Tips Calculating Your Humane Capacity

Know your humane capacity so you can make the best decisions for the animals in your care.

Tips Telling a Kitten's Age in 4 Steps

Age is an important factor in determining the best courses of care and socialization, and we have four key questions that can help.

Forms & Samples Personal Protective Equipment Poster

This nifty PPE (personal protective equipment) poster can be used on kennels where contagious disease is present.