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!
More than 25 national organizations have joined forces to launch #SpayTogether, a stimulus fund to help animal shelters and veterinary clinics perform 50,000 lifesaving spay/neuter surgeries.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, widespread drug shortages are currently impacting all healthcare providers, including animal shelters and nonprofit veterinary clinics. What does your organization need to know?
In this recorded webinar, Dr. Sandra Newbury, Director of University of Wisconsin's Shelter Medicine Program, gives practical guidance for essential shelter workers caring for pets who have been exposed to COVID-19.
Is your shelter or rescue organization struggling to connect pets and adopters during the pandemic? The ASPCA can help!