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  • 1.  cleaning protocols

    Posted 02-24-2023 02:04 PM

    We have both indoor & outdoor kennels. The outdoor units are covered, on concrete pads, enclosed in chain link. Our cleaning and disinfecting protocols have been in place for almost 2 decades with few changes. What are others doing?  What products are they using?  What recommendations and safeguards are suggested? 


    jim wieszczyk
    A Second Chance Animal Shelter

  • 2.  RE: cleaning protocols

    Posted 02-25-2023 01:24 PM

    Hi @jim wieszczyk ,

    Here's a short presentation on Maddie's University that you may want to watch:

    How Clean is "Clean"? Principles of Cleaning and Disinfection in Animal Shelters
    Dr. Natalie Lowry, Maddie's® Intern in Shelter Medicine at Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine, gives a humorous and enlightening talk on effective cleaning and disinfection practices that can result in an improvement in infectious disease control and an increase in lifesaving.

    Also, you may want to check out UC Davis Koret Shelter Medicine Program's information sheet Sanitation in Animal Shelters. and/or the recently published Association of Shelter Veterinarians second edition of Guidelines for Standards of Care in Shelter Animals

    Best of luck and thank you for posting on our Forum!

    alison gibson
    Senior Media Specialist
    Maddie's Fund

  • 3.  RE: cleaning protocols

    Posted 02-26-2023 07:28 AM

    We use the Rescue Disfectant for our adoption center and put in a spray bottle. very easy and effective. Here is a link to the product.

    Laura Ward
    Foster Coordinator
    A Path 4 Paws Dog Rescue