Shelter Medicine

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Update: Portalmania 2020

Spoiler alert: Even more portals for even more cats! Back in early May, Million Cat Challenge (MCC), founded in 2014 with a gift from Maddie’s Fund, launched the Portalmania 2020 giveaway with a goal of providing 1,500 portals to shelters when animal inventory in North America was at an all-time low. The lifesaving (and roomier digs for shelter kitties!) continues, thanks to the generous support of industry partners.

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Spring Conference Superhero Session: “Tiny Patients, Big Challenge” with Dr. Erin Doyle

Have you registered for the Spring Conference for Animal Welfare yet? Hundreds of your colleagues have, and we cannot wait to connect with you all this June 16-17. We checked in with The ASPCA’s Erin Doyle, DVM, DABVP, Senior Director, Shelter Medicine, who will be sharing evidence-based approaches to caring for underage kittens in the shelter setting.

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Spring Conference Superhero Session: “Pharmaceutical Challenges in Sheltering” with Dr. Lauren Forsythe

We’re thrilled to see so many of you have registered for the Spring Conference for Animal Welfare, and we get more excited with each passing day about this chance to connect. We checked in with presenter Lauren Forsythe, PHARMD, DICVP, FSVHP, Pharmacy Coordinator, University of Illinois Veterinary Teaching Hospital, who will be covering recordkeeping and reducing costs for compounded and commercial meds.

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FAQ: Foster Care of COVID-19 Exposed Pets

Important new information for animal shelters, rescue groups, and foster programs when making a community plan to help COVID-exposed animals needing temporary care!  The Association’s Katherine Shenar sat down with Dr. Sandra Newbury, Shelter Medicine Program Director for the University of Wisconsin, for the latest recommendations for pets exposed to COVID-19.

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