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UF shelter medicine alum is helping end stray dog culling in Myanmar

Published: Dec 8th, 2016

Can the wide-scale and inhumane killing of stray dogs to control rabies in Myanmar come to an end? With the help of animal lovers in the region and the leadership of a Maddie’s Shelter Medicine alum, they can.

Can you help us transform animal sheltering forever?

Published: Nov 29th, 2016

Today is #GivingTuesday. Donate now to help us educate veterinarians and shelter professionals in making shelters better, healthier places for pets — and getting more of them adopted.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Published: Nov 22nd, 2016

We wish all of you a Happy Thanksgiving, and let’s keep #TransformingAnimalSheltering together!

Infectious diseases in cats rescued from hoarders

Published: Nov 16th, 2016

Animals seized from hoarding situations frequently suffer from conditions including enteric and respiratory infections, retroviruses, dermatophytosis, malnutrition, and other evidence of neglect.

Shelter medicine comes to Vietnam: Supporting the animal welfare movement through shelter training

Published: Nov 2nd, 2016

Maddie’s Shelter Medicine alum Dr. Katherine Polak helped facilitate the first ever Shelter Management Workshop in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

PetSmart Charities helps us come through for Florida shelters affected by Hurricane Matthew

Published: Oct 26th, 2016

Hurricane Matthew couldn’t get Florida’s animal shelters down, thanks to the Veterinary Emergency Treatment Service (VETS) and PetSmart Charities!

Treating heartworm in shelter dogs: Yes, you can!

Published: Oct 18th, 2016

Do you think treating heartworm in shelter dogs is expensive, difficult, and impractical? Would it surprise you to know that veterinarians and students of the UF Veterinary Community Outreach Program have developed a treatment plan that’s affordable and successful?

Just say no to chaos in the animal shelter: Here’s how

Published: Oct 11th, 2016

When it comes to smooth operations at animal shelters, what goes hand in hand with daily rounds? The development and use of standard operating procedures, or SOPs.

Former UF shelter medicine resident helping bring community cat program to Gran Canaria

Published: Oct 4th, 2016

Here’s an update from former UF Maddie’s Shelter Medicine resident Dr. Katherine Polak on work she’s leading on the Spanish island of Gran Canaria.

The Target Zero effect: Helping communities end shelter euthanasia

Published: Sep 29th, 2016

Out of the success of animal shelter evolution in Jacksonville, Fla., grew Target Zero, a group that helps communities end euthanasia in their shelters and save 95 percent or more of their homeless pets.