What happens—or doesn’t happen—when an animal enters a shelter can affect an individual pet’s ultimate outcome, as well as impacting the health of an entire shelter population. Taking steps such as obtaining a pet’s history, performing an intake exam, checking for microchips, and giving vaccinations should be considered the standards of the intake process, according to guidelines developed by the Association of Shelter Veterinarians.
"Taking Them In,"
ANIMAL SHELTERING: Vol. 2011
, Article 4.
Available at: https://animalstudiesrepository.org/animshel/vol2011/iss5/4