First edition of the "Shelter Quality Protocol"

The Shelter Quality protocol is a deliverable of the project ‘Tools for the assessment, classification and management of urban stray dog and cat populations' (IZS AM 05/10 RC), coordinated by the Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale dell’Abruzzo e del Molise ‘G. Caporale’ and financed by the Italian Ministry of Health.

The project aim was to develop innovative and efficient tools for the management of stray dog and cat populations in urban areas. A crucial topic, strictly related to stray dog population management, concerns shelter facilities.
The Shelter Quality is an innovative protocol that proposes a completely new approach to companion animal welfare assessment. It has the potential of representing a precious tool for Competent Authorities, shelter managers and NGOs personnel wanting to investigate the welfare status of long-term sheltered dogs.

Link to downlad: shelter_quality_protocol_2014.pdf