Students in this course will study shelter management, species-specific animal husbandry needs, and behavior evaluation, issues, and enrichment in animal shelters. Shelter programs covered include infectious disease prevention and management, routine and emergency medical care, shelter and community spay/neuter programs, and disaster and emergency planning and response. Animal cruelty issues and forensics will also be discussed. A service activity for a local animal shelter is an optional component of this course.
ANIMLSCI 101 or ANIMLSCI 105