Our mission is to serve as change agents who inform and inspire shelter leaders to implement a humane, community-centered approach to animal care and shelter management; focused on prevention and grounded in science.
The UC Davis Koret Shelter Medicine Program is adding a new seat to our table! If you are interested in project management, large scale change, expanding productivity, staff development, online learning, animal welfare and social justice, please take a gander at this brand new opportunity and see if you might be our new deputy director.
See our recommendations for how animal shelters can best protect pets, the public, and staff members during the pandemic, including a sample protocol for shelter intake of pets from households where humans with coronavirus are present. Produced in collaboration with the shelter medicine team at UW-Madison. Read the information sheet
Every shelter has a golden number. Just the right number of available adoptable animals to promote animal health and well-being and entice adopters. We can help you find that number and operate at your ideal Capacity for Care.
Million Cat Challenge shelters can sign up for our six-week C4C Bootcamp, an online course that provides videos, remote consultations, and curated resources to help shelters run better.
Facing an outbreak or trying to prevent one at your shelter? Our Resource Library, maintained jointly by the Koret Shelter Medicine Program at UC Davis and the University of Wisconsin-Madison Shelter Medicine Program, has the answers you’re looking for. Browse the library or go directly to an info sheet or calculator from one of the links below.