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How to run a mega-adoption event for pets

Published: Mar 19th, 2018

First Coast No More Homeless Pets (FCNMHP) and the Petco Foundation have joined together to help animal organizations across the U.S. meet their number one goal: getting more pets adopted!

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Importing dogs for adoption: Can we make it work?

Published: Mar 14th, 2018

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.

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Spring forward into shelter operations grants

Published: Mar 8th, 2018

When you set your clocks ahead this weekend, do two other things: Change the batteries in your smoke detectors, and apply for a shelter operations grant from PetSmart Charities!

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Get the news that will help you save animals’ lives

Published: Mar 1st, 2018

The email newsletter of the Maddie’s® Shelter Medicine Program at UF is committed to providing you with information that will support you in your lifesaving work in shelters and in your communities.

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New! Compassion in Balance self-study course enrolling now

Published: Feb 15th, 2018

If scheduling or financial constraints have stopped you from enrolling in our Compassion Fatigue Strategies online course, there’s a new option now available.

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Take this survey on bullying and support in animal welfare

Published: Feb 10th, 2018

Have you experienced bullying or personal attacks in person or on social media related to your animal welfare paid or volunteer work?

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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.

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UF Shelter Medicine team helping animals in Puerto Rico

Published: Jan 23rd, 2018

The animal shelters of Puerto Rico need a helping hand, and the Maddie’s Shelter Medicine Program at the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine is lending one.

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Webinar: Getting grants from the ASPCA

Published: Jan 19th, 2018

The webinar will be held on Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018, at 3 PM Eastern.

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Shelter medicine team in the spotlight for response to Florida canine influenza outbreak

Published: Jan 10th, 2018

The most recent issue of Florida Veterinarian magazine interviewed our own Dr. Cynda Crawford about the role played by Maddie’s Shelter Medicine Program during last year’s canine influenza outbreak.