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Sterilization indicator tattoo on female cat who has already been spayed

A thin green line can stop unneccessary spay/neuter surgery before it starts

Published: Oct 15th, 2019

You’re probably familiar with the practice of ear-tipping community cats to identify them as having been spayed or neutered. Would it surprise you to know that since 2010, the Association […]

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Maddie’s Shelter Medicine alumna honored as Veterinarian of the Year

Published: Oct 10th, 2019

Maddie’s Shelter Medicine Program alumna Dr. Katherine Polak was named 2019 Association of Shelter Veterinarians Veterinarian of the Year.

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Growing the circle of shelter medicine education

Published: Oct 9th, 2019

Thanks to two UF Shelter Medicine alumni and the generosity of a donor, vetstudents at Kansas State University and the University of Missouri are able to discover the world of shelter medicine.

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Creativity and compassion get heartworm-positive dogs adopted

Published: Oct 1st, 2019

Heartworm-positive dogs are challenging to get adopted anywhere. So how did Alachua County Animal Services adopt 11 of them out in one day?

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Dogs Playing for Life: Florida seminar on helping reactive shelter dogs

Published: Sep 26th, 2019

A kennel environment can be incredibly stressful for dogs. How can shelter staff ensure dogs receive proper enrichment as well as physical and emotional care?

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Grants for for animal welfare organization disaster recovery

Published: Sep 17th, 2019

Review a list of grants for disaster recovery or supplies for animal shelters, including municipal agencies.

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Webinar: 6 questions to slay compassion fatigue

Published: Sep 12th, 2019

Asking good questions can change everything, including how you cope with the stress, anxiety, and compassion fatigue of working in shelters, veterinary practice, and animal rescue.

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Guidance for organizations bringing animals to the U.S. from the Bahamas

Published: Sep 8th, 2019

There are legal and disease control issues some may not be familiar with but need to know before bringing animals from the Hurricane Dorian-devastated Bahamas.

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How you can help the animals and shelters of the Bahamas

Published: Sep 5th, 2019

When Hurricane Dorian threatened Florida, shelters and organizations across the country stepped up to help. Now it’s our turn to help the devastated shelters of the Bahamas.

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Hurricane Dorian: How to get and offer help for animals and shelters

Published: Aug 29th, 2019

The Florida State Agricultural Response Team is assessing the impact of Hurricane Dorian and will be matching up offers of resources with the most critical needs.