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A Legacy in Animal Welfare Leads to Shelter Medicine

Michaela Oglesby, class of ’24 in the UF College of Veterinary Medicine, is graduating this month with a list of accomplishments as long as a dog’s tail. In addition to earning a Master’s in Shelter Medicine, a Certificate in Veterinary Forensics, and the Certificate in Shelter Medicine, she is this…

2023 Florida Shelter-Level Data

Intake/Outcome Data Self-Reported by Shelters Data for the Florida Shelter Animal Census is self-reported by individual animal shelters and then compiled for statewide statistical summaries by the Shelter Medicine Program at the University of Florida. The Florida Shelter Animal Census uses the standardized data definitions established for…

The Million Cat Challenge

Communities and shelters alike have long been developing and seeking solutions to the euthanasia of healthy and treatable cats in animal shelters. Today, we know that “a cat revolution” is at hand, and that euthanasia of cats who aren’t hopelessly suffering can be replaced with programs that are dramatically more humane…

Kitten Shelter Diversion

In the process of refining trap-neuter-return programs for community cats over the years, it’s apparent that while return to the community via TNR is usually the best option for thriving adult cats, young kittens do not fare as well. It has been reported that 50%-75% of kittens living in the…

December 2023 eNews

A difficult year - Animal shelter crowding - Compassion fatigue strategies course - Kitten shelter diversion -

November 2023 eNews

Declining adoption trends - Doggy day outs - Optimal cat petting sessions - Return to owner - Trap-neuter-return - Community cats - Spay/neuter research - Grants

October 2023 eNews

Shelter medicine internship - Animal shelter leadership certificate - Recruiting veterinarians - Community cat research - Human-animal bond - Grants

September 2023 eNews

Access to veterinary care - Disaster response - Spay-neuter - FeLV/FIV/FIP research - Cat friendly decision making - Grants