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  • 1. Saving  Lives  One  Mile  at  a  Time       Mandie  Wehr,  DVM   Veterinarian   Coastal  Humane  Society   UC  Davis  ASPCA  Fellow     Sandra  Newbury,  DVM   Koret  Shelter  Medicine  Program   Center  for  Companion  Animal  Health   U  C  Davis  School  of  Veterinary  Medicine       Solicitation   • Finding  organizations  to  work  with   • The  importance  of  a  point  person  and  group  effort   • ASV  message  boards,  ASPCA  100K  challenge,  etc…     _________________________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________________________     Partnerships   • Define  criteria  based  on  mission  and  goals     • Develop  medical  prerequisites   • Start  talking  to  potential  partners   • Be  creative  in  findings  ways  to  help  your  potential  partner  meet  your  criteria     _________________________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________________________     Animals   • What  does  your  community  want   • What  is  your  capacity   • Behavior  assessment   • Age   • Physical  Characteristics     _________________________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________________________  
  • 2.   Prerequisites   • Review  your  own  intake  standards  (vaccination,  testing,  etc…)   • Determine  how  much  cost  your  organization  can  incur  per  animal   • Know  the  import  state  law   • Ability  to  provide  animals  with  the  appropriate  paperwork  to  travel     _________________________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________________________     Transport   • Volunteers  and  a  sprinter  vs  commercial  transport  company   • ASV  guidelines  for  transport   • How  many  animals  and  how  often     _________________________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________________________     Intake/Sending   • Review  your  organization  intake  protocols   • Establish  which  portions  of  the  intake  process  the  source  vs  destination   shelter  will  acquire  for  each  animal   • Develop  protocols  for  physical  intake  of  transport  animals  (including  but  not   limited  to  unloading  of  animals,  receiving  processes,  daily  care,  etc…)   Or   • Develop  protocols  for  the  process  of  animals  leaving  source  shelter   (including  but  not  limited  to  last  minute  exams,  loading  plan,  paperwork,   etc.)     _________________________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________________________     Additional  Notes  and  Comments:     _________________________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________________