Shelter design and flow of animals through a shelter

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The appropriate design of a shelter is fundamental to optimizing the physical and psychological health and welfare of shelter animals. Each shelter will have individual considerations relating to its specific circumstances, and there are many design options. This chapter outlines the principles that should be incorporated into each individual design.

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10.1 Arial view of a shelter showing the layout of the entire site. (© Dogs Trust)
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10.2 Accommodation in a building. (© Cats Protection)
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10.3 Stand-alone modules of pens. (© Cats Protection)
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10.4 Stress abatement barrier: these barriers allow dogs constant access to all areas of their kennel unit and they also allow dogs to be walked without impacting kennelled dogs. In addition, they can aid with managing acoustics and ventilation. (© Dogs Trust)
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10.5 Reception area. (© Cats Protection)
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10.6 Quiet/relinquishment room. (© Dogs Trust)
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10.7 Examination room. (© Cats Protection)
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10.8 Surgical suite. (© Dogs Trust)
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10.9 Behaviour room for cats. (© Cats Protection)
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10.10 A ‘real life’ room looks more like a home environment. (© Cats Protection)
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10.11 Outside dog exercise area. (© Dogs Trust)
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10.12 Hill straw bales (low cost enrichment). (© Dogs Trust)
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10.14 Isolation area. (© Cats Protection)
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10.15 The Feline Fort® increases vertical space and provides places to hide. (© Cats Protection)
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10.16 The Hide, Perch & Go box provides cats with a place to hide. (© Cats Protection) (© Cats Protection)
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10.17 Two-compartment cat pen with a raised cabin area and a larger ‘run’ area where the cat can move more and toilet in private.
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10.18 Two-compartment walk-in style pen for cats. (© Cats Protection)
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10.19 A cat maternity pen. (© Cats Protection)
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10.20 Feral enclosure. (© Cats Protection)
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10.21 Low-cost homemade puzzle feeder. (© Cats Protection)
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10.22 Trixie cat activity fun board. (© Cats Protection)
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10.23 Sniff holes in a glass-fronted kennel unit. (© Dogs Trust)
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10.24 A whelping pen. (© Dogs Trust)
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10.25 Larger pen with access to a dedicated run area. (© Dogs Trust)
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