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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 […]

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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.

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Spring forward into shelter operations grants

Published: Mar 8th, 2018

When you set your clocks ahead this weekend, do two other things: Change the batteries in your smoke detectors, and apply for a shelter operations grant from PetSmart Charities!

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Get the news that will help you save animals’ lives

Published: Mar 1st, 2018

The email newsletter of the Maddie’s® Shelter Medicine Program at UF is committed to providing you with information that will support you in your lifesaving work in shelters and in your communities.

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$20,000 in grants for your animal organization’s 2017 data

Published: Feb 22nd, 2018

It’s time for the Shelter Animals Count 2017 Data Drive!