Imagine what it’s like for them…

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Perhaps this exercise can help you understand how this dramatic change in routine poses a continuing challenge for most animals. You can make a difference in the amount of stress the animal experiences from the moment you first encounter the animal implementing stress reduction strategies.

An appropriate environment includes shelter and a comfortable resting area, in which animals are free from fear and distress and have the ability to express normal, species-typical behaviours. Lack of control over one’s environment is one of the most profound stressors for animals.

Canadian Standards of Care in Animal Shelters: Supporting ASV Guidelines

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