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  • Cambodian landmine detection organizations fight back against the dog meat trade
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    While most associate dog meat consumption with countries such as China and Vietnam, few know about the thriving trade in dogs that takes place in Cambodia. Now, thanks to an agreement with an anti-landmine organization that relies on dogs to detect mines and the efforts of a UF Shelter Medicine... Read more »
  • A Message of Thanksgiving from the UF Shelter Medicine Team in Puerto Rico
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    Over the long Thanksgiving weekend, it was hard not to feel overwhelmed with gratitude for everyone working so hard to make a difference for the pets and people of Puerto Rico during the first two rounds of Spayathon for Puerto Rico. We joined the 26 animal welfare organizations that came together... Read more »
  • Happy Thanksgiving!
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    Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at the Maddie’s Shelter Medicine Program at UF!  ... Read more »
  • More than 8,000 pets sterilized for free during Spayathon for Puerto Rico!
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    Dr. Julie Levy and the Maddie’s Shelter Medicine Program at UF team were proud to be in Puerto Rico to study the largest spay/neuter event ever attempted. The coalition of 26 groups led by The Humane Society of the United States spayed, neutered, and vaccinated 8,102 pets at no cost... Read more »
  • Rethink the microchip and boost your return-to-owner rate
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    Are we paying enough attention to microchipping as a strategy to increase lifesaving and reduce intake to animal shelters? An international study hints we may want to rethink the importance of the chip. The study looked at shelters in Florida, Italy, and Israel, and it was the Israeli experience that sparks... Read more »

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