Awards & Publications

Journal Articles

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  • "A Collaborative Model for Managing Animal Hoarding Cases" by S. Strong, J. Federico, R. Banks and C. Williams (published in the Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science, 2018)
  • "PET PODs: A Tool to Assist with Good Welfare Provisions During Emergent Conditions" by J. Federico and R. Banks (published in the Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science, 2019)
  • "Interventions and observations associated with survival of orphaned shelter kittens undergoing treatment for diarrhea" by S. Strong, J. Gookin, M. Correa and R. Banks (published in the Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery, 2020)
  • "Improving Shelter Welfare with Online Training Focused on the Association of Shelter Veterinarians' Guidelines" by J. Federico, N. Petervary and R. Banks (published in Animal and Veterinary Sciences, 2020)
  • "Mosquito Diversity and Dog Heartworm Prevalence in Suburban Areas" by M. Beaulieu, J. Federico and M. Reiskind (published in Parasites & Vectors, 2020)

National Association of Counties (NACo) Achievement Awards

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  • A Model for Reducing Euthanasia in an Open Intake Shelter 


  • A Feline Population Management System for Increasing Kitten Live Release in an Open Intake Shelter: "Foster on Deck"
  • Shelter Rounds: Key Personnel Discussion for At-Risk Animals


  • Shelter Medicine Certificate Program: VetPAC - Students Helping Homeless Animals: A partnership between Wake County and North Carolina State University Pre-Vet Program
  • Novel Approaches to Animal Hoarding Cases 


  • Kids 4 Critters: Teaching Responsibility Towards Animals


  • Animal Services Safety Team: Empowering Employees to Address Safety Concerns


  • Feral Farm Friends - A Green Pest Control Program to Re-Home Feral Cats
  • PET PODs: Providing Good Welfare for Animals at Co-Location Evacuation Shelters