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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.

ginger cat lying in a suitcase with sunglasses and sunhat

UF Shelter Medicine at the 2019 Florida Animal Control Association Conference

Published: Feb 27th, 2019

Stop by our booth for cutting edge sheltering tips, and also keep an eye out for our roving ambassadors who can let you know how you can get a free shelter consultation from our team!

Cat in shelter colony room

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!

Kitten with beads

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.

Happy little white dog in toy car with pink goggles

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!