Before Arrival/ During Transport

Strategies for stress reduction

  • Use the least restraint necessary
  • Speak with a soft voice
  • Cover traps/carriers with a towel
  • Move in a calm, slow manner
  • Separate species during transport
  • Provide comfortable bedding
  • Drive thoughtfully and avoid sharp turns or corners, abrupt acceleration and braking
  • Keep music volume down or off
  • Handle traps/carriers gently with no banging
  • Provide this key information to owners or members of the public who are bringing an animal into your animal centre