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    Infectious Disease Prevention Section
    Mail Code: 1927
    PO BOX 149347 - Austin, TX 78714-9347
    1100 West 49th Street, Suite G401
    Austin, TX 78714

    Phone: (512) 776-7676
    Fax: (512) 776-7616


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Animal Topics  Virtual Tour: Air
(Animals, Animal Control, Animal Shelters, Animals in Disaster, Animals in Public Places,   
 Animal Friendly Program,  Animal Ownership, Animal Bites) 


Some shelters use natural ventilation (such as windows)  
while others have climate control. If a large shelter has 
heating and air-conditioning, special units are needed in  
order to provide enough fresh air to minimize odors. It is 
recommended that all the air in the shelter be completely  
replaced with fresh air every 6 minutes.


A tremendous amount of water is required to keep 
animal shelters clean, particularly for hosing out 
the dog runs. Special plumbing is required in all 
of the animal areas, including large floor drains.

Virtual Tour Topics:

Adoption | Animal Control | Cleanliness | Cruelty | Dog Kennels & Cat Rooms | Entrance & Lobby | Euthanasia |  Food Prep & Storage | Gift Shop | Grooming | Livestock & Other Animals | Map | Materials | Mechanical Equipment | Office |  Place | Quarantine | Reasons | Screen | Services | Size | Socialization Area | Spay/Neuter Myths & Facts | Spay/Neuter Services | Wards

Last updated March 5, 2021