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PetSmart Charities offers grants to keep pets out of shelters

Published: Jun 18th, 2017

PetSmart Charities wants to help keep pets out of shelters through two grant opportunities open for application through June 30, 2017.

Canine influenza confirmed in 8 states; should shelters and rescue groups be vaccinating?

Published: Jun 6th, 2017

An outbreak of the highly contagious H3N2 canine influenza virus has now been confirmed in Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Tennessee, Kentucky, Texas, and Illinois.

What animal shelters need to know right now about canine influenza

Published: May 31st, 2017

This highly contagious disease needs to be on the radar of all shelters and foster-based rescue groups that handle dogs.

How shelter communications can turn a parvo outbreak from crisis to positive outcome

Published: May 17th, 2017

Does an outbreak of parvovirus need to be a crisis in your shelter? No, said Dr. Lesli Groshong at the 2012 Maddie’s® Shelter Medicine Conference.

Making change for Australian shelter animals, thanks to UF online shelter medicine course

Published: May 11th, 2017

The transformation being made for animals by the Maddie’s Shelter Medicine Program at UF is a global one, and there are few better examples of this than Australian alum Ann Enright.

Dr. Marty Becker: Why Fear Free animal shelters aren’t just possible, they’re inevitable

Published: May 3rd, 2017

Fear Free is a movement to see the emotional well-being of animals respected equally with their physical well-being through progressive facility design, environmental management, and handling.

Is there a single-dose, less expensive drug to treat giardiasis in shelter dogs and cats?

Published: Apr 26th, 2017

Is there not some other treatment regimen we can discover that is more successful, not only in curing the infection, but from a staff and animal welfare perspective as well?

Are we getting our cats’ temperatures all wrong?

Published: Apr 18th, 2017

Is your cat’s temperature really normal? Maybe not. While the range of healthy feline temperatures considered normal is considered to be between 100.0 and 102.5⁰F, there’s little evidence supporting that range.

Defining ‘good quality of life’ for pets in shelters

Published: Apr 13th, 2017

When we talk about a shelter pet’s “quality of life,” what do we mean? In a recent presentation by our Dr. Cynda Crawford and Aimee Sandler of the Playing for Life program, Dr. Crawford tackled the definition.

How is running an animal shelter like having a checking account?

Published: Apr 5th, 2017

Money in, money out, money in the bank. That’s how it works with finances, and the same can be true for animals, said Million Cat Challenge co-founder Dr. Kate Hurley at the 2014 Maddie’s® Shelter Medicine Conference.