MARCH 31, 2008 - Nathan J Winograd

Mar 31, 2008 - King County Animal Control Kent Shelter from January 8-10 of 2008 as ..... reports and in-shelter access to reporting software (Crystal Reports) ...
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FINAL REPORT: KING COUNTY ANIMAL CARE AND CONTROL (KCACC) SHELTER EVALUATION 1/8/08-1/10/08 UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA – DAVIS KORET SHELTER MEDICINE PROGRAM

Consultants: Kate Hurley, DVM, MPVM Program Director UC Davis Koret Shelter Medicine Program Sandra Newbury, DVM National Shelter Medicine Extension Veterinarian UC Davis Koret Shelter Medicine Program Miranda Spindel, DVM, MS Director of Veterinary Outreach ASPCA Barb Jones, DVM, MS Senior Resident UC Davis Koret Shelter Medicine Program Catherine Mullin, VMD, MS Senior Resident UC Davis Koret Shelter Medicine Program

MARCH 31, 2008 FINAL REPORT 3/31/08

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History ............................................................................................................................ 4 PART A. Programmatic Issues........................................................................................ 7 SECTION I: Systems for Animal Care and Management............................................ 7 Section II. Part One: Shelter Population Dynamics ............................................... 10 i. Shelter Intake................................................................................................ 10 ii. Live release and euthanasia compared to intake ............................................ 11 iii. Euthanasia compared to intake ......................................................................... 13 iv. Holding rate.................................................................................................. 14 v. Euthanasia practices and definitions.............................................................. 18 vi. Lost Animals ................................................................................................ 22 SECTION II. Part Two: Capacity ........................................................................ 25 i. Observed capacity and Co-mingling of Dogs at the Kent Facility................... 25 ii. Required stray holding capacity..................................................................... 27 iii. Owner surrender holding area capacity ......................................................... 30 iv. Adoption area capacity ................................................................................. 33 v. Waiting-for-rescue/foster capacity and housing requirements......................... 34 SECTION II. Part Three: Length of shelter stay, animal care days and daily inshelter animal population....................................................................................... 37 i. In-Shelter Population (“Inventory”) and length of stay................................... 38 SECTION II. Part Four: Isolation and Separation ................................................. 42 i. Isolation........................................................................................................ 42 ii. Separation for juvenile animals..................................................................... 43 iii. Zoonoses ...................................................................................................... 43 iv. Feral cats ...................................................................................................... 44 PART B. Facilities ........................................................................................................ 45 Overall ...................................................................................................................... 46 Additional observations, assessment and recommendations regarding dog housing (not included in preliminary report) .................................................................................. 51 Additional observations, assessment and recommendations regarding cat housing (not included in preliminary report) .................................................................................. 55 Part C. Staffing Issues ................................................................................................... 63 PART D. Animal Care ..................................