The goal of an intake-to-placement program is to decrease the length of stay of pets in the shelter, and even keep pets from coming to the shelter at all. Reduced intake means fewer animals housed in the shelter, which means less care time for staff, saving you money and allowing you to concentrate on the animals who do need your shelter care. Fewer animals in the shelter is also good for shelter health, not to mention the well being of all the individual animals who will be more humanely housed outside of the shelter. This course lays the foundation for starting an intake to placement program, with examples from shelters successfully implementing this program.
This course is the result of a collaboration between between American Pets Alive!, Human Animal Support Services and the many shelter and rescue staff across the country and internationally who have volunteered their time to innovate new programs through the Human Animal Support Services working groups.
keywords: HASS, intake managed intake, operations, community, foster
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