Animal Shelters Should Become Community Resource Centers

April 12, 2017

Emily McCobb, DVM, MS, DACVAA, director of shelter medicine in the clinical sciences department at the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University, says the goal for animal shelters is for them to become community resource centers that can target and help with specific animal-related issues.

Emily McCobb, DVM, MS, DACVAA, director of shelter medicine in the clinical sciences department at the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University, says the goal for animal shelters is for them to become community resource centers that can target and help with specific animal-related issues.

To get the whole country to look like New England in terms of shelter population, McCobb says making spay/neuter services available and accessible to everyone is an important first step.