Kaivac Makes Cleaning Easier and Healthier at the Monmouth County SPCA
When an animal is in trouble in Monmouth County, NJ the Monmouth County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA), is there. This year alone, the non-profit, 501(c)(3) has taken in over 600 kittens, rescued nearly 200 Parson Russell Terriers from a backyard breeding/hording operation and even tended to a trapped and injured mamma possum and her young.
And that's on top of the thousands of other cats, dogs and other furry friends they house, provide medical attention for and help adopt out to loving homes.
Between bottle feeding, fund raising and pet training, the 88 staff members at Monmouth County SPCA are busy. But never too busy to clean. 'We pride ourselves on keeping all areas neat and clean for the wellbeing of all the animals that cross our path,' says Animal Care Manager, Kathy Miles.
Cleanliness is so important that every part of the 16,000-square-foot facility, from the shelter areas and meet-and-greet rooms to the veterinary clinic, get the same thorough treatment. For Miles, it all about keeping the animals healthy. 'We do our best to prevent the spread of disease via fomites.'
Unfortunately, old-fashioned tools, aka mops and buckets just didn't cut it. Not only do mops and buckets increase the chance of dangerous cross contamination, they are also slow, cumbersome and leave surfaces wet, creating a slip-and-fall hazard.
So, the Monmouth County SPCA switched to a Kaivac No-Touch Cleaning® system.
The Kaivac No-Touch Cleaning system helps the Monmouth County SPCA prevent the spread of disease by not mopping with the same dirty water as they move from one living area to another. 'With the Kaivac we use clean water to wash, KaiBosh™ to disinfect and then vacuum (the solution) up to dry,' says Miles. 'After cleaning and disinfecting, we are ready to remake clean beds, give clean water and have happy animals ready to meet the public.' Staff also use the Kaivac No-Touch Cleaning system on the plastic crates used for transportation and when they have to completely clean a room between groups of animals.
It looks like when it comes to cleaning, disinfecting and protecting animal health, the Monmouth County SPCA got the pick of the litter.
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