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Dante enjoying his catnip pillow with Sarah Kirk, at the San Juan municipal shelter

Focus on shelter medicine doubles adoptions, lifesaving at Puerto Rico shelter

Published: Jun 14th, 2019

Read more about the next chapter in the story of Villa Michelle Albergue Animales shelter in Mayagúez, Puerto Rico.

Happy black and white shelter kitten with toy

Puerto Rico shelter kittens playing with their first toys ever!

Published: Mar 28th, 2019

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.

Renan Zuniga, Cynda Crawford, Sarah Kirk, Cameron Moore and friends at Villa Michelle

UF Shelter Medicine Team on working with the animal shelters of Puerto Rico

Published: Mar 21st, 2019

Although there continue to be challenges for the shelters in Puerto Rico, progress is being made.

Spayathon for Puerto Rico, woman comforting her dog who is recovering from surgery

Spayathon for Puerto Rico: Report from Round 3

Published: Feb 8th, 2019

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!

Spayathon For Puerto Rico Nov 2018

A Message of Thanksgiving from the UF Shelter Medicine Team in Puerto Rico

Published: Nov 25th, 2018

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.

The cat spay/neuter team of Veterinarians for Puerto Rico and Coalition for Animal Rescue.

More than 8,000 pets sterilized for free during Spayathon for Puerto Rico!

Published: Nov 16th, 2018

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.

Puppy in Puerto Rico shelter

Animal organizations unite to bring Spayathon back to Puerto Rico

Published: Nov 2nd, 2018

Round two of Spayathon Puerto Rico, a comprehensive 18-month project to perform 20,000 surgeries, launches Nov. 3-9.

VIlla Michelle Adoptathon Day 1

One photographer, one dog: Saving lives in Puerto Rico

Published: Oct 10th, 2018

Shannon Jackson joined the Maddie’s Shelter Medicine team when we visited Puerto Rico this summer to document our shelter consultations there.

Dr. Cynda Crawford and puppy

Shelter medicine, hope, and a community coming together to help animals: The Puerto Rico story continues

Published: Aug 15th, 2018

The shelter has been overwhelmed with animals since Hurricanes Irma and Maria devastated the island last fall.

Cats at SASFA

Shelter medicine and hope go to work for a Puerto Rico animal sanctuary

Published: Jul 17th, 2018

The Santuario de Animales San Francisco de Asis – or SASFA as it is more widely known – stands as a testament to resilience, both human and animal.