We know that many organizations are struggling with the urgent recommendation to suspend spay/neuter surgeries at this time. The Association’s Katherine Shenar and Kim Alboum of HSUS recently checked in with shelter medicine leaders Dr.
Are you or your team working from home? This short list of online learning opportunities will give you ideas and inspiration on how to handle a variety of personal and COVID-19 sheltering needs in these unprecedented times. They are all self-paced elearning—most of them are free, and many come with supporting materials.
Got 5 minutes? We’re passing along this easy-to-implement and genius how-to from Dr. Kate Hurley and the team at UC Davis Koret Shelter Medicine Program: How-To: Dr.
Stronger Together, More Important Than Ever: Earlier this week we sprung into action with our colleagues at The Humane Society of the United States and several other organizations to make sure you are aware of new developments and critical information surrounding COVID-19. If you haven’t yet seen the resources for supporting your community, employees and volunteers, head to AnimalSheltering.
Big shout outs to all our friends who participated in World Spay Day, officially celebrated this past Tuesday. That includes the Spayathon team for hitting the 50,000th surgery milestone in Puerto Rico! (And way to go, ViDAS, for spaying, neutering, and vaccinating 778—no, that’s not a typo!—cats and dogs in a single day.
Welcome to our new regular feature, where we’ll be rounding up the latest news from the field. A quick two-minute read to keep you up-to-date! – Earlier this week, we shared the great news that the City of Denver voted to reform its ban on pit bulls, wishing a heart-felt congratulations to all who helped make it happen.
In 2014, Clay County Animal Services won their division in the ASPCA Rachael Ray $100K Challenge and got an extreme makeover with this veterinary visionary at the helm. Since then, she continues to bring lifesaving intiatives to the pets and people of her community.
Late last year the Senate passed a resolution naming January 2020 as ‘One Health’ Awareness Month, but Wilmington, DE, is way ahead of the curve. Since October 2017, the Delaware Humane Association One Health Clinic has offered free vaccinations, wellness exams and health screenings during 792 patient visits to date, serving to inform clients about the interconnectedness between their pet’s health and their family’s, their environment’s, and their own health.
“In a disaster, you can expect that communications systems will be down, animal records will be destroyed, and there will be mingling of healthy and sick animals,” says Cameron Moore, UF Maddie’s Shelter Medicine Program..