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  • Study: Are high-quality, high-volume spay/neuter clinics safe?
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    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. The study found a canine mortality rate of 0.9 per 10,000 surgeries (0.009 percent), compared... Read more »
  • International groups, UF shelter medicine alum, hold Vietnam summit to end dog meat trade in Asia
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    Animal advocates, including a Maddie’s Shelter Medicine Program alum, met in in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, last month to discuss and develop a collaborative strategy to tackle the illegal trafficking of dogs to supply the nation’s brutal dog meat trade. The Asia Canine Protection Alliance (ACPA) consisting of Change for... Read more »
  • 3 grant opportunities animal organizations can apply for today!
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    Have we got three grant opportunities for you! But act fast… the application windows are all currently open, but end this month. One of them ends on Monday! Maddie’s Innovation Grants Open: Now Closes: Monday, April 9, 2018 Details: Maddie’s Fund® is offering up to $5,000 to implement a new program advancing lifesaving at... Read more »
  • UF shelter medicine team heads back to Puerto Rico
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    The Maddie’s Shelter Medicine Program at UF returned to Puerto Rico as part of an assistance project with animal shelters on the island. On this trip, we returned to the Villa Michelle Albergue Animales in Mayagúez, and also visited the Humane Society of Puerto Rico near San Juan. We worked on... Read more »
  • How to run a mega-adoption event for pets
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    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! Their focus is on what they’re calling the National Mega Mentoring Initiative (NMMI), a gree training program powered by the Petco... Read more »

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