Animal Shelter Tour and Construction
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Take a Tour with DSHS
Take a tour of an animal shelter to see what goes on behind the scenes. Included in the tour are snapshots of various shelters around the Lone Star State. Maybe you'll see your community's animal shelter!
Ready to explore more?
The diagram below is for a very large facility. In smaller shelters, many of the separate rooms depicted may be combined into just a couple of rooms, each of which serves several functions.
Resources for Constructing an Animal Shelter
Visit the Humane Society of the United States' Animal Sheltering Online Section to discover more on how to build animal shelters.
Shelter Design: The Humane Society: "Programs & Services"
Shelter and Housing : Koret Shelter Medicine Program: "Impacts of Shelter & Housing Design on Shelter Animal Health"
Planning an Animal Shelter : Best Friends Animal Society: "Planning an Animal Shelter"
Animal Shelter Standards : Association of Shelter Veterinarians: "Guidelines for Standards of Care in Animal Shelters"