Animal Enrichment Best Practices

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The purpose of enrichment is to reduce stress and improve well-being by providing physical and mental stimulation, encouraging species-typical behaviours and allowing animals more control over their environment.
— Society of Animal Welfare Administrators

This document, written by SAWA (Society of Animal Welfare Administrators), details the best practices adopted by their members, but can be applied to animal shelters all over the world. The principles of providing physical and mental enrichment, with a focus on each of the animals senses, is fully explained. The document also includes a section on the goals and outcomes and how to monitor the effectiveness of your enrichment.

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