Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease Virus Type 2 (RHDV-2) has been reported in Florida for the first time.
A new study found that, despite availability of preventives, 1 in 4 dogs and 1 in 5 cats taken in as strays to Florida shelters have been infected with heartworm.
As the nation’s animal shelters face a shortage of veterinarians trained in shelter medicine, two interns in the Maddie’s Shelter Medicine Program at UF are in training to fill that critical gap.
This October will mark the first Adopt a Dog Month of the COVID era.
The COVID-19 pandemic has increased the problem of compassion fatigue in the helping professions, including animal welfare.
While many shelters and clinics never completely closed during the strictest phases of COVID precautions, they're all facing the challenge of relaxing those restrictions while the virus is still spreading.
Animal shelters and rescue groups – like the veterinary profession – have long lacked diversity in leadership, staff, and volunteers, who are overwhelmingly white, female, and prosperous. There is ample evidence that this lack of inclusivity prevents shelters from fully serving the needs of their community.
Florida’s animal shelters collectively pushed dog and cat lifesaving to a new milestone in 2019.
With many animal shelters closed to intake due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it seemed like the perfect opportunity for their cats to get a housing upgrade.
Congratulations to all 34 amazing shelter medicine students at Maddie's Shelter Medicine Program at the University of Florida!