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Study: Shelter surrender may begin at home for cats

A new study suggests problems with the home environment of pet cats are a major source of welfare concerns for cats and may increase the risk of shelter surrender.

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Totally Rocking Our World: Team Shelter Med!

Deploying a team with expertise in shelter medicine takes disaster response to a new level—and helps bring lifesaving solutions. Just ask the University of Florida’s Maddie’s Shelter Medicine Program.

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Breaking down barriers and saving lives in Florida’s animal shelters

Thanks to the Maddie’s Shelter Medicine Program at UF and the Million Cat Challenge, Florida animal shelters looking to increase lifesaving now have their very own barrier-busters.

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Study: Enrichment and human interaction can reduce fear aggression in shelter dogs

The stress of entering a shelter may cause otherwise non-aggressive dogs to display aggressive behavior. Is there anything shelters can do to mitigate this problem?

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