Imagine what it’s like for them…
 
 
Perhaps this exercise can help you understand how this dramatic change in routine poses a continuing challenge for most animals. You can make a difference in the amount of stress the animal experiences from the moment you first encounter the animal implementing stress reduction strategies.
An appropriate environment includes shelter and a comfortable resting area, in which animals are free from fear and distress and have the ability to express normal, species typical behaviours. Lack of control over one’s environment is one of the most profound stressors for animals.