Shelter Crowd Control: Keeping Community Cats Out of Shelters



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While innovative strategies are saving lives across the country, euthanasia rates for stray and feral cats remain stubbornly high in many communities. This presentation, given by Dr. Julie Levy, Director of Maddie’s Shelter Medicine Program at the University of Florida at the 2012 Maddie’s Shelter Medicine Conference, will explore the magnitude of the community cat population problem and redefine definitions for “home” and “rescue.” Data will be presented from a novel and bold program that cut shelter cat intake dramatically and almost overnight, preventing the tragic deaths of thousands of shelter cats.

Learning objectives:
– Learn how to estimate community cat populations
– Recognize the impacts of community cat management programs on cat colonies and animal shelters
– Identify strategies for getting communities – including municipal government – on board with trap-neuter-return programs.

The ASV Veterinary Medical Care Guidelines for Spay-Neuter Programs (2016 revision), PART 2



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Dr. Bushby continues his overview of the updated spay/neuter guidelines from the Association of Shelter Veterinarians. This is Part 2 of a two-part presentation that was recorded at the 2016 ASPCA Cornell Maddie’s® Shelter Medicine conference at Cornell University.

Part 1 – More Than Medicine – The Veterinarian’s Role in Daily Rounds



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Performing Daily Rounds is considered a Best Practice in Animal Sheltering. Listen to Dr. Brian DiGangi, Clinical Assistant Professor of Shelter Medicine at University of Florida in Part 1, and Dr. Stephanie Jacks, Veterinarian for the Jacksonville Animal Care and Protective Services in Part 2, talk about the role of Daily Rounds in an animal shelter. They will discuss how to create a Daily Rounds Team and integrate its functions into shelter operations. They will also share practical tips and techniques for ensuring efficient and effective Daily Rounds.

Part 1

Part 2 – More than Medicine – The Veterinarian’s Role in Daily Rounds – JACPS



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Performing Daily Rounds is considered a Best Practice in Animal Sheltering. Listen to Dr. Brian DiGangi, Clinical Assistant Professor of Shelter Medicine at University of Florida in Part 1, and Dr. Stephanie Jacks, Veterinarian for the Jacksonville Animal Care and Protective Services in Part 2, talk about the role of Daily Rounds in an animal shelter. They will discuss how to create a Daily Rounds Team and integrate its functions into shelter operations. They will also share practical tips and techniques for ensuring efficient and effective Daily Rounds.

Part 2

Orphaned Kitten Care: How to Videos – How to Bathe an Orphaned Kitten



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Orphaned kittens are messy, and without their mother can become covered with stool or food very quickly. Spot baths are best for kittens, but sometimes a full bath is necessary. In this video, caregivers will get tips on giving spot dry and wet baths as well as full baths, including how to avoid chilling. For more information about this and other videos about orphaned kitten care, please visit