The COVID-19 pandemic presents the animal sheltering industry with unprecedented challenges. Shelters throughout the country (and around the world) are rising to meet these challenges. As most work to focus shelter intakes on animals with the most urgent need the challenge of finding an appropriate outcome for each animal (from the finder’s care, from the shelter, from rescue or from foster) remains a challenge.
In this focused course we will explore concepts related to finding appropriate and timely outcomes for animals presenting to shelters or being found by members of the public in this difficult time. We’ll also be exploring protocols, tools and practices that could be carried forward into the future.