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Canine distemper outbreak controlled as N.C. shelter works with community, UF Shelter Medicine Program

Published: May 17th, 2018

There’s good news for dogs exposed to canine distemper at North Carolina’s Anson County Animal Shelter, thanks to an incredible staff and community effort and collaboration with the Maddie’s Shelter […]

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See you at Animal Care Expo 2018 in Kansas City!

Published: May 6th, 2018

We’ll be at Expo in Kansas City next week. If you will be, too, please be sure to stop by booth 411 and say hi to us and to the Million Cat Challenge team!

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Promising news on dog meat trade in Indonesia, reports shelter medicine alum

Published: May 1st, 2018

Sulawesi, a tropical Indonesian island east of Borneo, is home to world class scuba diving and beaches. It is also home to the infamous Tomohon Extreme Markets, previously listed on […]

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Happy Birthday to the little dog who made our program possible!

Published: Apr 26th, 2018

Today would have been the birthday of the little dog who made our program, and so much animal lifesaving, possible! It was her unconditional love that inspired the creation of […]

Humane Society of Tampa Bay

Study: Are high-quality, high-volume spay/neuter clinics safe?

Published: Apr 18th, 2018

Are high quality, high volume spay/neuter clinics safe? A six-year study of 113,906 spay/neuter surgeries performed in a Florida spay/neuter clinic found that the canine mortality rate was lower than that reported for hysterectomy in women.

Dr. Katherine Polak

International groups, UF shelter medicine alum, hold Vietnam summit to end dog meat trade in Asia

Published: Apr 10th, 2018

Animal advocates met in in Vietnam last month to discuss and develop a collaborative strategy to tackle the illegal trafficking of dogs to supply the nation’s brutal dog meat trade.

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3 grant opportunities animal organizations can apply for today!

Published: Apr 2nd, 2018

Have we got three grant opportunities for you! But act fast… the application windows are all currently open, but end this month. One of them ends on Monday!

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UF shelter medicine team heads back to Puerto Rico

Published: Mar 27th, 2018

The Maddie’s Shelter Medicine Program at UF returned to Puerto Rico as part of an assistance project with animal shelters on the island.

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How to run a mega-adoption event for pets

Published: Mar 19th, 2018

First Coast No More Homeless Pets (FCNMHP) and the Petco Foundation have joined together to help animal organizations across the U.S. meet their number one goal: getting more pets adopted!

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Importing dogs for adoption: Can we make it work?

Published: Mar 14th, 2018

In a presentation at the 2018 VMX Veterinary Conference in Orlando, Fla., Maddie’s Shelter Medicine alum Dr. Katherine Polak spoke to the audience about the challenges of international adoptions.