The Safe Summer program will resume during the last week of Spring Quarter 2010. Below is an overview of how this program works.
A Safe Summer vet student will respond to you via email to set-up a time for a phone consultation. After the phone consultation is complete, two Safe Summer representatives will meet with you to go over paperwork and pick up your pet. The representatives will then make an effort to re-home your pet. If no home can be found, your pet will be taken to the Capital Area Humane Society. Once at CAHS your animal will go through the following standard procedure:
- For a Cat: The cat will be placed in a temporary holding kennel until CAHS medical staff can perform a physical exam, vaccinate the cat, and test the cat for contagious diseases. If the cat is healthy and friendly he/she will be placed on the adoption floor. If the cat is not suitable for adoption he/she will be euthanized.
- For a Dog: The dog will be vaccinated and placed in a holding kennel. The dog will receive a SAFER behavioral assessment, a physical exam and heartworm and parasite tests from medical staff. If the dog is healthy and not behaviorally unsound he/she will be placed on the adoption floor. If not, he/she will be euthanized after 24 hours.
- For pocket pets/reptiles: The animal will be placed in a holding cage until medical examination can take place.
- Every animal is spayed or neutered before they go to a new home.
- CAHS Adoptions staff screens potential adopters to ensure the animal is a good fit for their home prior to adoption.