Dante enjoying his catnip pillow with Sarah Kirk, at the San Juan municipal shelter

Focus on shelter medicine doubles adoptions, lifesaving at Puerto Rico shelter

It makes sense to most people that shelter medicine will improve animal health and welfare. But it also drives adoptions, improves relationships with local veterinarians, and boosts the image of […]

Puppy in a cage. Puppy chewing on a metal grate.

Transforming compassion fatigue for people who care for animals

Maddie’s® Shelter Medicine Program is once again offering its Compassion Fatigue Strategies online course with certified compassion fatigue educator Jessica Dolce.

Chrissy Sedgley and Daphne

Would the shelter where you work adopt a pet to you?

One shelter operations manager wanted to challenge her team’s attitude toward adopters.

Dr. Jill Kirk, left, and Karen Slomba, right.

How canine distemper almost ravaged a shelter – and why it didn’t

In many shelters, distemper in any dog leads to euthanasia of every dog in the shelter, in the name of protecting dogs in the community from the disease.

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