Design for Health: Building Welfare into Shelter Construction

So you’re designing a new facility – who’s the first person you consult? An architect? Designer? Contractor? What about your shelter medicine expert?

Appropriate housing, capacity considerations, isolation, and traffic flow all play a huge role in preserving animal health and welfare.  So why wait until after the plans are set to consider these critical factors? Learn what you need to know about healthy shelter design and layout before and during your consultation with your construction crew. This 90-minute webinar will benefit anyone involved in shelter medicine and shelter construction planning.


Additional Resources

The Association of Shelter Veterinarians (ASV) compiled the comprehensive Guidelines for Standards of Care in Animal Shelters to provide research-based guidelines that will help any sheltering operation meet the physical, medical, and behavioral needs of the animals in their care. Download the Guidelines and watch the 13-part webinar series.

Download these Five Freedoms posters.

Read this blog about cat nesting and simple ways to cut cat stress.