Who can and can’t visit the sick room?

Only staff may visit the sick room. Predominantly, admittance is restricted to the Veterinarian Technicians and 1 Animal Attendant scheduled to clean on any given day, or possibly 2 Animal Attendants to move newly sick animals in and newly well animals out. Also, the manager and Animal Advocates visit the sick room when they need to check on specific animals or have some other pressing business, e.g., identification, etc.

Our Animal Advocates and Management staff is trained to keep a substantial distance from the cages and to do only what is necessary, exiting as quickly as possible, always following the shoe dip and hand washing protocols, etc. Any pressure to allow volunteers and rescues access must be dismissed by staff for the sake of the isolated, ill animals and other well animals in the shelter.

We know well-meaning citizens and rescue groups are interested and want to help with rescues and identification, however, doing so in “sickrooms" is not in the best interest of the animals and can be harmful, even lethal, to other animals that are not ill and awaiting adoption.

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1. Are you a “no kill” Animal Shelter and do you alert the public of significant possibility euthanasia can occur on certain animals?
2. Can the animal shelter improve the look and content of the shelter's website?
3. Does the animal shelter accept credit cards for payments?
4. How are animals euthanized?
5. How do you verify if the animals that are euthanized are dead?
6. How often are Veterinarians and Veterinarian Technicians on duty?
7. Is there follow-up reporting indicating the day an animal was admitted to the sick room for treatment, the day the animal was released from the sick room, and the status of the animal?
8. What is the main purpose of the animal shelter?
9. What is the policy on holding animals for 7 days?
10. What techniques are used to determine if a cat is truly feral?
11. When is the best time to stop by the animal shelter?
12. Who attends the animals and administers their medications on Sundays / Holidays?
13. Who can and can’t visit the sick room?
14. Why are Rescuers not allowed in the sick room?
15. Why are sick cats not placed in the sick room?
16. Why do feral cats have small plastic boxes in their cages? This looks inhumane to live in.
17. Why does the shelter not notify rescuers and applicants of animals on the last resort list or return their calls for a status update?
18. Why isn't there better directions and better signage for the animal shelter?