quality of life in
animal shelters


Thanks for using the Penn Vet Quality of Life app. The app was developed to provide animal shelters with a practical method of assessing the quality of life of cats and dogs in their care. It can be used to track changes in an animal’s quality of life over time or to identify animals with indicators of poor welfare to ensure prompt intervention. The Penn Vet Quality of Life app has been developed by Dr. Lauren Powell, Dr. Chelsea Reinhard, Dr. James Serpell and Dr. Brittany Watson at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine, and with support from the Arnall Family Foundation and the Bernice Barbour Foundation.