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Study: Clicker training may help shelter cats get adopted

Published: Feb 13th, 2019

In a study published in the current issue of Applied Animal Behaviour Science, clicker training made the cats become more open to exploring their surroundings.

Spayathon for Puerto Rico, woman comforting her dog who is recovering from surgery

Spayathon for Puerto Rico: Report from Round 3

Published: Feb 8th, 2019

With one round still to go, the massive event — the largest coalition effort ever to conduct spay/neuter and vaccination clinics for free — has already spayed/neutered and vaccinated 22,922 pets!

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See you at Animal Care Expo 2019 in New Orleans!

Published: Jan 23rd, 2019

Need extra motivation to head for Animal Care Expo in New Orleans in April? Here are two great reasons to make the leap!

Frightened kitten in the hands of a volunteer in a shelter for homeless animals

Study: Common method of restraining cats causes physical signs of fear, stress

Published: Jan 17th, 2019

A common method of restraining cats both in animal shelters and veterinary settings is far more likely to cause them to experience stress and fear than a less restrictive form of handling.

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Get in gear for the SAC data drive and you may win a grant of up to $5,000!

Published: Jan 8th, 2019

Update your 2018 data with Shelter Animals Count today, and be eligible for a random drawing for grants from between $500 and $5,000!

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A Year of Inspiration, Lifesaving, and Building the Future for Animals

Published: Dec 20th, 2018

Not every year is equally inspiring to look back on, but for us at the Maddie’s Shelter Medicine Program at UF, this one definitely was.

Sick puppy

Study: Can fecal transplantation from a healthy dog help parvo puppies?

Published: Dec 12th, 2018

Canine parvovirus can sweep through an animal shelter rapidly. A study conducted earlier this year suggests help might come from an unlikely source.

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Cambodian landmine detection organizations fight back against the dog meat trade

Published: Dec 4th, 2018

Thanks to the efforts of a UF Shelter Medicine alum, the Cambodian dog meat trade may be coming to an end. 

Spayathon For Puerto Rico Nov 2018

A Message of Thanksgiving from the UF Shelter Medicine Team in Puerto Rico

Published: Nov 25th, 2018

It was hard not to feel overwhelmed with gratitude for everyone working so hard to make a difference for the pets and people of Puerto Rico during the first two rounds of Spayathon for Puerto Rico.

Three Labrador retrievera on the beach

Happy Thanksgiving!

Published: Nov 22nd, 2018

Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at the Maddie’s Shelter Medicine Program at UF!