Survey: Should veterinary leaders support Fear Free animal shelters? - Dr. Marty Becker

Survey: Should veterinary leaders support Fear Free animal shelters?

Thursday, Feb 25th, 2016 | By Dr. Marty Becker

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Do you have 60 seconds to help frightened pets in shelters?

In March I’ll be meeting with the leaders in the veterinary community to discuss the Fear Free initiative, and how we want to make veterinary care free of stress, fear, and anxiety for pets.

But I also want to bring them fully on board with making animal shelters Fear Free as well, both because animals should not suffer and because anxiety and stress causes a high rate of medical and behavioral illness in sheltered pets.

I need your answers to three simple questions to show veterinary leaders that the animal-loving public wants support for Fear Free shelters from them!

Please take this very short survey — it will take you less than one minute. And ask everyone you know who cares about animals to take it, too. Homeless pets in shelters are counting on us to stand up for them!