Our mission is to develop and spread a welfare-centric, life-saving approach to management of dogs and cats in animal shelters; focusing on prevention and grounded in science.
Our vision is to create a world in which shelters are a place where animals are safe from suffering and needless euthanasia, staff has deep satisfaction in their work, and community members experience respect for all animals.
We offer a range of services, from Facility Design to Capacity for Care (C4C) consultations. Browse our online reference library for information on managing some of the most common issues in animal shelters (see a few of our featured resources below).
The KSMP offers cat portals, an inexpensive way to update your single cage cat housing to spiffy double compartment condos, which benefits cats by keeping food, bed and litter separate and allowing cleaning and daily care with minimum disruption. Order your portals today.
Download the ASV Guidelines—a comprehensive set of recommendations for animal sheltering— and corresponding shelter care checklists. Evaluate your shelter and find out if you meet or exceed standards, have an opportunity to improve, or need to make immediate changes. Our actionable checklist will help you discover your best next step.