University of Florida Conference 2012

Hosted by Maddie's® Shelter Medicine Program at the University of Florida, the two-day conference focused on the role of the shelter veterinarian as lifesaver - and how shelters can create happy endings even in the most severe cases of infectious disease. Real-life examples and step-by-step guidelines are presented by experienced experts who have dramatically decreased length-of-stay, slashed euthanasia rates and driven up adoptions to record numbers.

Instructions and Prognostic Info for Adopters of Mills and Hoarding

August 2012

Animals adopted out after rescue from puppy mill and hoarding environments present adopters with a wide array of challenges. Learn More

Parvovirus an Integrated Communication Strategy

August 2012

When approached from a team perspective, an outbreak of parvovirus does not need to be a crisis in your shelter. Learn More

Physical and Psych Issues in Mills and Hoarding

August 2012

Animals entering shelters after being rescued from life in a puppy mill or hoarding environment may be afflicted with numerous physical and psychological health problems at varying levels of severity. Learn More

Saving Neonatal Kittens

August 2012

Austin Pets Alive's Bottle Baby Program saves over 1,000 kittens per year that would otherwise be euthanized due to the high needs of orphaned baby kittens. Learn More

Saving the Bottom Fifty Percent

August 2012

How Austin Pets Alive! (APA) changed the face of shelter euthanasia at the city shelter by tackling difficult shelter medical issues. Knowing it would not be as simple as just saving more of the easy-to-save animals, APA examined the specific types of animals being euthanized and developed targeted programs for these groups to enable a live outcome. Learn More

Shelter Crowd Control Keeping Community Cats Out of Shelters Presentation

August 2012

While innovative strategies are saving lives across the country, euthanasia rates for stray and feral cats remain stubbornly high in many communities. This presentation will explore the magnitude of the community cat population problem and redefine definitions for "home" and "rescue". Learn More

The First 60 Minutes Presentation

August 2012

From the minute a dog or cat sets paw inside an animal control vehicle or shelter, the clock is ticking on decisions, procedures and practices that can spell health or illness, even life or death, for that animal. Learn More

Therapeutic Insights for Treating Animals from Mills and Hoarding

August 2012

Shelters and adopters of animals rescued from puppy mills and hoarding situations were surveyed to inquire about the methods used to help rehabilitate the animals. Specific attention was paid to what was most effective, what was least effective and what caused a setback in the animal's progress toward recovery. Learn More

Treating Canine Distemper Virus

August 2012

In an effort to save all the injured and sick animals at the city shelter, Austin Pets Alive (APA) developed a program for parvovirus treatment and a protocol for distemper treatment. Learn More

Treating Canine Parvovirus

August 2012

As part of their overall effort to save all the injured and ill animals at the city shelter, Austin Pets Alive (APA) developed a program for parvovirus treatment and a protocol for distemper treatment. Learn More