People who work and volunteer at animal shelters care about the animals they work with and want to help them find loving homes. Most people who work and volunteer at shelters and people who go there looking to adopt pets have a love for animals and would never harm them. Unfortunately, some people abuse and neglect animals and are unfit to work with them or to own them.
How Background Checks Can Protect Animals
Animal shelters across the United States are taking steps to do what they can to protect animals from harm. If you run an animal shelter, you have a duty to do everything in your power to protect the animals in your care.
One way that you can protect animals from abuse and neglect is by requiring background checks for employees and volunteers who want to work at your shelter. A background check can reveal if a person has a criminal record, particularly for violent behavior or animal abuse or neglect. Requiring a background check for anyone who wants to work or volunteer at your shelter can help you be confident that anyone who works with your animals has their best interests at heart.
Another way that your animal shelter can protect animals is by requiring background checks for people who want to adopt pets. Several animal adoption services have begun requiring background checks, and some states, including Michigan, are considering bills that would mandate background checks for people who want to adopt pets from shelters. Requiring a background check for anyone who comes to your shelter wanting to adopt a pet would create more work, but it could protect animals from harm and help you make sure they are placed into loving homes where they will be kept safe.
DataCheck Can Help Your Pet Shelter with Background Checks
DataCheck provides background screening services for all types of businesses and non-profit organizations across the United States. We can help you conduct background checks on any prospective employees or volunteers who want to work with animals at your shelter. We can also conduct background checks on anyone who wishes to adopt a pet from your organization.
We can conduct a comprehensive background check to look for any record of violence or animal abuse or neglect so you can keep the animals in your care safe from danger. If you run an animal shelter, contact DataCheck today to learn more about our background check services for animal shelter employees and volunteers and people who want to adopt pets.