One of the most heartwarming moments of 2019 took place earlier this month in Puerto Rico when we teamed up with the Humane Society of the United States to help five shelters hold the first island-wide adoptathon.
Animal sheltering requires a team of shelter professionals focused on physical and behavioral medicine, population management, spay-neuter, facility design and environment, and more, all working together to provide the best possible outcome for each animal in the shelter. The Maddie’s Shelter Medicine Program team of Dr. Cynda Crawford, Cameron Moore,…
Read more about the next chapter in the story of Villa Michelle Albergue Animales shelter in Mayagúez, Puerto Rico.
Thanks to an incredible volunteer for the Maddie's Shelter Medicine Program, many cats and kittens in Puerto Rico have toys to give them comfort and enrichment while they're in the shelter.
Although there continue to be challenges for the shelters in Puerto Rico, progress is being made.
With one round still to go, the massive event -- the largest coalition effort ever to conduct spay/neuter and vaccination clinics for free -- has already spayed/neutered and vaccinated 22,922 pets!
It was hard not to feel overwhelmed with gratitude for everyone working so hard to make a difference for the pets and people of Puerto Rico during the first two rounds of Spayathon for Puerto Rico.
Dr. Julie Levy and the Maddie's Shelter Medicine Program at UF team were proud to be in Puerto Rico to study the largest spay/neuter event ever attempted.
Round two of Spayathon Puerto Rico, a comprehensive 18-month project to perform 20,000 surgeries, launches Nov. 3-9.
Shannon Jackson joined the Maddie's Shelter Medicine team when we visited Puerto Rico this summer to document our shelter consultations there.