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Happy black and white shelter kitten with toy

Puerto Rico shelter kittens playing with their first toys ever!

Published: Mar 28th, 2019

Thanks to an incredible volunteer for the Maddie’s Shelter Medicine Program, many cats and kittens in Puerto Rico have toys to give them comfort and enrichment while they’re in the shelter.

Renan Zuniga, Cynda Crawford, Sarah Kirk, Cameron Moore and friends at Villa Michelle

UF Shelter Medicine Team on working with the animal shelters of Puerto Rico

Published: Mar 21st, 2019

Although there continue to be challenges for the shelters in Puerto Rico, progress is being made.

Operation Spay Bay Team

Coming together to help pets and people of hurricane-ravaged Florida Panhandle

Published: Mar 14th, 2019

With the support of Petsmart Charities, the University of Florida and Operation Catnip teamed up with ten Panhandle animal organizations to help spay and neuter more than 200 cats and dogs.

Children with kittens at workship in Da Nang

Cats Matter Too: Shelter med alum spearheads collaborative approach to tackling cat meat trade in Vietnam

Published: Mar 6th, 2019

A UF Shelter Medicine Program alum is partnering with local advocates to put an end to this practice.