| • Once an animal has received emergency care or is the product of capture without the need for emergency care, it shall be transferred to the Stray Animal Impound Facility (SAIF) and recorded using the approved Stray Animal Transfer Log. |
• Each animal shall be scanned for a microchip and checked for tags. Any information discovered will be recorded as set forth in 18.104.22.168 and 22.214.171.124 below.
• For identification purposes, a 3”x5” index card shall be made for each animal and attached to the cage/run. ID cards will contain log number, sex, breed, date of impoundment, microchip number (if applicable) and signature of person completing ID card. A 3”x5” index card is an example of the medium to be used. The Contractor may use a substitution as long as the information above is included and is affixed to the corresponding cage/run.
• A Record of Animal Impoundment and Chronological Record of Medical Care shall also be started for each animal. Basic elements of a record shall include: log number, results of microchip scan, microchip number if present, location stray animal was located, dates of entry and departure, final disposition, species, age, gender, physical description (breed,color,etc.), initial and final exam.
• Contractor shall provide the capability to house at least two (2) stray animals in their workload to be housed for twelve (12) months each. These are for animals housed for legal issues. These animals cannot be euthanized or adopted until their respective legal restraints are lifted by the responsible party.
• Each impounded animal shall receive a medical exam and receive the required vaccinations. Cats should be vaccinated for feline viral rhinotracheitis, calicivirus, and panleukopenia. Dogs should be vaccinated for distemper, hepatitis, parainfluenza and canine parvovirus, and Bordetella Brochiseptica.
• A working relationship shall be established between the Contractor and VETCEN. VETCEN shall be notified immediately of any stray animals diagnosed with an infectious disease such as, but not limited to, parvo or kennel cough.
• VETCEN shall be notified of any stray animal with clinical signs consistent with the diagnosis of rabies. Such animals should be immediately euthanized and tested for rabies. VETCEN will pay for all testing of rabies suspect cases. All rabies suspects are to be placed in an isolated cage/run with notification on the cage/run of animal being in quarantine status. The last kennel in either building will be used for canine rabies quarantine and an isolated cage in the kitchen area for felines. Canines will not be allowed in the outside run; therefore, the sliding door will be down at all times. Extreme caution should be used when handling rabies suspects. Personal protective items such as gloves, mask, eye protection shall be worn when handling quarantine suspects.
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