By Steve Dale, Chicago Now
“Guidelines for Standards of Care in Animal Shelters,” researched and written by 14 members of the Association of Shelter Veterinarians over two years, is hot off the press. This is the first document of its kind.
The timing of the release of the Standards is critical, as government funding for shelters is dwindling, and some shelters depend heavily on such monies.
“People very much care about these facilities, and public opinion does count. Homeless pets are, after all, a societal problem,” says Dr. Lila Miller, vice president and Veterinary Adviser for the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) in New York City.
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