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Help for Florida animal shelters facing Hurricane Irma

Published: Sep 5th, 2017

Hurricane Irma has become an extremely dangerous Category 5 storm that may impact several areas of the state. Governor Rick Scott has declared an emergency in all 67 counties and […]

Cameron Moore joins UF team to help save the lives of 1 million shelter cats

Published: Aug 31st, 2017

Cameron Moore, part of the team that created Target Zero, has joined the Maddie’s® Shelter Medicine Program at UF as Million Cat Challenge Program Manager.

Caring for cats rescued from the meat trade in China

Published: Aug 23rd, 2017

UF MSMP alumna Dr. Katherine Polak visited a temporary shelter to facilitate animal care and provide long-term sheltering recommendations for the rescued cats.

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Nothing says summer like a shelter/rescue group data drive!

Published: Aug 16th, 2017

PetSmart Charities has $25,000 in grants for qualified organizations participating in Shelter Animals Count’s summer 2017 data drive. Don’t get left out!

Online course to help shelter workers, veterinary professionals with stress, burnout

Published: Aug 9th, 2017

The condition known as compassion fatigue has been increasingly identified as a threat to the well-being, health, and even lives of people who work with animals.

Tips for a Fear Free pet vaccination

Published: Aug 2nd, 2017

Because August is Immunization Awareness Month, Fear Free founder Dr. Marty Becker shared with us his tips for taking the fear, anxiety, and stress out of the vaccination process for dogs and cats.

A Day of Learning about shelter cat health, saving cats’ lives, and emergency response

Published: Jul 25th, 2017

Join Dr. Julie Levy and licensed mental health counselor Dr. Ron Del Moro for a free seminar, From Cats to Caregivers, on Sept. 14, 2017, in Sarasota, Fla.

Dr. Katherine Polak

UF MSMP alum provides care to dogs rescued from slaughter in China

Published: Jul 18th, 2017

Last week, UF Maddie’s Shelter Medicine alum Dr. Katherine Polak was on the ground in China assisting with the care of hundreds of dogs rescued from the cruel dog meat trade.

How a new generation of veterinarians is transforming animal sheltering

Published: Jul 10th, 2017

Is shelter medicine education really transforming animal sheltering? Absolutely, say director Scott Trebatoski and chief veterinarian Dr. Lisa Centonze of Florida’s Hillsborough County Pet Resource Center.

UF shelter medicine program and rural S.C. shelter team up to save dogs from distemper

Published: Jul 5th, 2017

After working with UF and MSMP, all the dogs have recovered and are on their way to new homes.