Make a Plan!
Every animal that comes into your facility must have an individual animal plan!
Why is making a plan so critical?
Having a plan is crucial to the humane daily care and well-being of the animals in our animal centres. Each individual animal must have an individual plan that addresses individual needs for stress reduction and environmental enrichment in addition to their physical care. Behaviour is dynamic and changing; our plan must start at intake and must be flexible to adapt to the animal’s needs.
A plan includes action items, as well as assignment of responsibility.
Remember: The animal’s well-being and favourable outcome depend on you and the effectiveness of your plan. If the plan is not working, reassess any new data and possible strategies, and expedite changes and decisions immediately.