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Shelter Medicine Programs endorse NACA recommendations

University of Wisconsin-Madison Shelter Medicine Program, University of California-Davis Koret Shelter Medicine Program, University of Florida Maddie’s Shelter Medicine Program, Dr. Jeanette O’Quin of The Ohio State University, and the Association of Shelter Veterinarians wholeheartedly support and recommend animal control agencies and animal shelters follow the recommendations found in the recently released statements from the National Animal Care & Control Association (NACA) during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Animal Services' Role in COVID-19 Support

Animal shelters are being impacted by the current COVID pandemic. There are many questions about pets and coronaviruses including COVID-19, what role animal services should play in the pandemic and what services and medical procedures are essential and how to safely take in pets that have been exposed to humans infected with COVID-19. Read our information sheet on COVID-19 and Animal Services for more information and protocols you can use.

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Job Opportunities

View shelter related job opportunities through our program and other sheltering organizations we work with.

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UW Shelter Medicine Program Strategizes with Franklin County Dog Shelter

How can caring for fewer dogs each day mean you're helping more dogs? How can dog care tasks be done in less time but with better results? These scenarios and more were explained to the Franklin County Dog Shelter and Adoption Center in a report from the University of Wisconsin Shelter Medicine Program (UWSMP) following an outbreak of distemper at the shelter in Columbus, Ohio.

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