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Dr. Katherine Polak

Promising news on dog meat trade in Indonesia, reports shelter medicine alum

Sulawesi, a tropical Indonesian island east of Borneo, is home to world class scuba diving and beaches. It is also home to the infamous Tomohon Extreme Markets, previously listed on TripAdvisor as recommended tourist attractions. At the market, thousands of dogs, cats, and other wild protected species are brutally treated…

Importing dogs for adoption: Can we make it work?

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.