Daily Rounds

Whether you have been working in a shelter for years or today is your first day, you have likely noticed that managing the health and wellbeing of the many animals under our care can be a daunting task. Performing daily rounds is an excellent way to keep your team informed and help ensure that every Read More…

Microchips can save lives

They may be tiny, but their impact is great. You probably already know that if a lost pet has a microchip implanted, their chance of being reunited with their owner is greatly increased. But did you know that without a microchip (or any other form of ID) on average, only 2% of cats and 30% Read More…

Rethinking community cats

Have you ever passed by a cat outside and wondered whether it was lost or just an owned cat enjoying the outdoors? In some instances, the cat may be neither and instead a “community cat”.  Community cats are cats that may be stray, feral, or loosely owned outdoor cats. These cats are “owned” by a Read More…

Don’t let Isospora run your shelter down

As spring has transitioned into summer, the Maddie’s Shelter Medicine team has been focusing on what flourishes most this time of year: kittens and parasites! What comes to mind next? That’s right, diarrhea. Neonatal parasitic diarrhea is a common condition that can give any shelter a run for its resources. This week’s article will focus Read More…