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Dont get spooked by Halloween pet adoption promotions

Published: Oct 24th, 2019

“The idea that shelters should suspend black cat adoptions around the holiday is widely considered a myth.”

Sterilization indicator tattoo on female cat who has already been spayed

A thin green line can stop unneccessary spay/neuter surgery before it starts

Published: Oct 15th, 2019

Since 2010, the Association of Shelter Veterinarians’ guidelines for Spay-Neuter Programs has recommended “the use of a simple green linear tattoo to identify all neutered pet animals.”

ear tipped cat

Study: High intensity sterilization of free-roaming cats reduces populations with least death of cats

Published: Jul 31st, 2019

The study simulated seven different management strategies for reducing cat populations.

Adopt me vest

Are sleepovers and short-term fostering good or bad for shelter dogs?

Published: Jul 25th, 2019

“These programs are a great way to give dogs a break from the daily stressful environment of an institutional setting,” said Dr. Cynda Crawford.

Frightened kitten in the hands of a volunteer in a shelter for homeless animals

Study: Common method of restraining cats causes physical signs of fear, stress

Published: Jan 17th, 2019

A common method of restraining cats both in animal shelters and veterinary settings is far more likely to cause them to experience stress and fear than a less restrictive form of handling.

Dr. Emma Johnson

Study: Nonprofit clinics may be some pets’ only chance of being spayed or neutered

Published: Sep 16th, 2018

Nonprofit spay-neuter clinics predominantly serve low-income clients and animals lacking regular veterinary care, in addition to animals from shelters and community cats.

Sick kitten

Study: Which shelter cats are likely to survive panleukopenia?

Published: Jul 10th, 2018

A recent study published in the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association took a look at factors associated with survival and non-survival in shelter cats.

Humane Society of Tampa Bay

Study: Are high-quality, high-volume spay/neuter clinics safe?

Published: Apr 18th, 2018

Are high quality, high volume spay/neuter clinics safe? A six-year study of 113,906 spay/neuter surgeries performed in a Florida spay/neuter clinic found that the canine mortality rate was lower than that reported for hysterectomy in women.

shelter dog

Hot news on false negative heartworm tests in shelter dogs

Published: Jan 31st, 2018

Have you ever tested a dog in your shelter who you were certain would be heartworm positive, only to have the test come back negative? A new testing technique may reveal that dog is positive after all.

Are we getting our cats’ temperatures all wrong?

Published: Apr 18th, 2017

Is your cat’s temperature really normal? Maybe not. While the range of healthy feline temperatures considered normal is considered to be between 100.0 and 102.5⁰F, there’s little evidence supporting that range.