Shelter Snapshot: Infectious Respiratory Disease In Animal Shelters

Respiratory disease outbreaks are a major issue in animal shelters, primarily due to the ease of spread and the constraints often imposed by a shelter setting. The potential spread of respiratory disease in boarding, training and veterinary facilities can be distressing not only to clients whose pets may have been exposed but also to facility owners and staff. Read more

DNA Studies Reveal That Shelter Workers Often Mislabel Dogs As ‘Pit Bulls’

Story by: Sarah CareyDNA results show that shelter workers are often mistaken when they label a dog as a pit bull, with potentially devastating consequences for the dogs, a new University of Florida study has found. “Animal shelter staff and veterinarians are frequently expected to guess the breed of dogs based on appearance alone,” said Julie Levy, D.V.M., Ph.D., a …

Shelter Snapshot: Evidence-Based Answers To Your Dermatophytosis Questions

So many questions need answers right now: Do we have any other kittens from this litter (or hoarding house or transport vehicle)? Where have they been in our shelter? What about before that? Is there room in isolation? Do we have dip and antifungals in stock? Is further testing needed? Who’s willing to socialize this little one (and its friends) …