Resources for Animal Welfare Organizations, Shelter Staff, and Shelter Veterinarians
This section will be updated this month with new materials. For more resources, visit the UC-Davis Koret Shelter Medicine Program website.
Animal Hoarding Article in Animal Sheltering Magazine January/February 2013 Issue
The following article was published in the 2013 January/February issue of AS magazine. Additional resources are linked to also below.
Animal Hoarding Powerpoint Slides
Over the past few months, I have given three lectures on Animal Hoarding: one at UC-Davis, one in Virginia, and one in Los Angeles. I would be happy to share my slides from the talks to anyone who contacts me directly.
Introducing the Double-Decker Hammock!
_I've seen a lot of cat hammocks, but my favorite so far is this one from Oakland Animal Services. Click on the link to see the double-decker photo on my Davis KSMP facebook page. It's an awesome hammock that cats seem to love. Giving them increased vertical space decreases stress and keeps the cats healthier. Really a bonus in many ways. Attached below is a rough draft that Lesley Allen, a volunteer at OAS, wrote with instructions on how she made these hammocks. She will be updating this PDF soon so check back for one that's even spiffier! To make it a double-decker, just make one hammock slightly bigger than the other one and hang together.
Infectious Disease Control in Animal Shelters by Dr. Jyothi V. Robertson
This article provides a good overview of materials for animal shelters.
Key points include:
- Population management is crucial to saving lives
- Good housing = healthier animals = more animals going to permanent homes
- Quick effective changes can greatly improve health
Ringworm Diagnostic Flowchart
This flowchart should serve as a guideline for shelter staff when faced with animals that have dermatophytosis (ringworm).
Animal Sheltering Magazine Article
The November/December 2011 issue of AS magazine has an article written by Dr. Robertson which you can upload below. The article reflects on the value of programs by animal sheltering magazines.