Maddie's® Shelter Medicine Program

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Gimme Shelter

MSMP Newsletter, Gimme Shelter

September 10, 2020 Summary: ASPCApro’s “Safe Workplace Playbook for Animal Shelters” (Released August 2020)
September 03, 2020 Cornell’s Shelter Medicine Program provides spay/neuter services to community cats of CU employees & students
August 28, 2020 HSUS/HSLF release key U.S. policy recommendations to prevent another global health crisis rooted in poor treatment of animals
July 17, 2020 Intake prevention strategy highlight!
July 17, 2020 What is HASS?
July 07, 2020 Building Anti-Racism in Animal Welfare
June 26, 2020 Resuming Animal Relocation Programs in the Time of COVID-19
June 24, 2020 Modeling of Effect of PAUSE on TNR Programs: An ACC&D Video Report
June 23, 2020 Introducing our 2020 Cornell Shelter Medicine Interns
June 16, 2020 ASPCA Cornell Maddie’s Shelter Medicine Conference to be held online in 2020 
June 9, 2020 Visualizing the pandemic’s effect on animal shelter intake and outcomes
June 3, 2020 Two new cases of SARS-COV2 positive pets in the US: core information and messaging remain unchanged
June 3, 2020 NYS Ag and Markets Interim Guidance for Veterinarians on Resumption of Elective Procedures
June 1, 2020 FAQ: It’s Kitten Season! What should people do when they find kittens? See our favorite new resource.
May 22, 2020 Adjusting to the “New Normal”: Life and Shelter Medicine in the time of COVID-19
May 20, 2020 Did you recently expand your foster program? Check out these tips!
May 18, 2020 COVID-19 Spay Neuter and Wellness Clinic Preparedness Guide: a quick-list summary and link
May 12, 2020 The Covid-19 Mental Health Battle
May 08, 2020 Statement on Community Cats and COVID-19 from Shelter Medicine Groups
May 07, 2020 Updates to Shelter Protocol for Handling Pets from COVID-19 Positive Homes
May 07, 2020 Shelter Medicine CE and Networking: What to do if I can’t go to a conference this summer?
May 05, 2020 Portalmania 2020! Get free SHOR-LINE portals for your cat cages now! Apply by May 15th!
May 04, 2020 CDC’s Interim Infection Prevention and Control for Veterinary Clinics
May 04, 2020 Keeping your volunteers engaged during COVID-19, and into the future!
April 20, 2020 Are your behavior staff working remotely? Have them pilot a Behavior Helpline!
April 29, 2020 Fear Free Pets webinar provides tips on how to be a leader in times of crisis 
April 22, 2020 FAQ: What will your organization keep from the pandemic?
April 22, 2020 Resources for communicating with your community during the COVID-19 pandemic
April 21, 2020 Updates on SARS-CoV2 testing for pets
April 20, 2020 It’s Not Just Toilet Paper We’re Running Out Of: Tips on easing your cleaning supply scarcity during Covid-19
April 17, 2020 FAQ: How can I support my spay/neuter program when we aren’t doing surgery?
April 16, 2020 FAQ: Should we be using birth control for cats now that we can’t spay them?
April 16, 2020 Foster care is the new shelter: keep animals in the community — here’s how
April 12, 2020 Social distancing tips for continuing adoptions during the COVID-19 pandemic
April 10, 2020 Prioritizing humane outcomes in the time of COVID-19
April 9, 2020 Testing pets for SARS-COV2 not recommended; NYS guidelines released
April 9, 2020 Implementing creative adoptions with social distancing during COVID-19
April 8, 2020 Guidelines on Essential Medical and Surgical Services for Shelters and S/N Clinics, a summary
April 7, 2020 Heartworm treatment during COVID-19 from the American Heartworm Society, a summary
April 5, 2020 Guidance for caretakers for pets of COVID-19 positive patients
April 3, 2020 Managing Adoptions of Unaltered Animals with Spay/Neuter Delays
April 2, 2020 It’s kitten season: recommendations in the face of COVID-19
April 1, 2020 Interim Guidelines from the AVMA and CDC regarding shelter intake for COVID-exposed animals, a summary
April 1, 2020 Transport and movement of animals during the COVID-19 pandemic 
March 30, 2020 An open letter to friends in animal welfare and veterinary medicine about what is “essential”
March 20, 2020 Responding to COVID-19 concerns in the animal sheltering community


Nov. 25, 2019 Event recap: Our 1st shelter medicine mini-conference was a success!
August 14, 2019 Summer Recap!
June 25, 2019 On the road again: MSMP provides onsite consultation services for regional animal shelters
June 21, 2019  What's next?: Outgoing '19 MSMP intern, Dr. Mackenzie Gallegos, plans to return home to help take care of Houston's homeless pets!
June 20, 2019 What's next for Dr. Fischer-Daly?
June 17, 2019 Spring Highlights: Outreach and more!


Aug. 2, 2018 Cornell Vet Students talk about their Externships in Shelter Medicine
July 17, 2018 Shelter Medicine Intern 2018 Survey Results!
July 12, 2018 Externships in Shelter Medicine: CU vet student Renee Staffeld gets hands-on experience at Richmond SPCA
June 26, 2018 Introducing our 2018 Shelter Medicine Interns!
May 30, 2018  Keeping Kitty Content: Tips and Tricks for identifying and minimizing stress in your cat population
May 24, 2018  Portal Practice! 
May 15, 2018  We want your story!
May 10, 2018  Regional Shelter Staff and Cornell Shelter Medicine come together for Disaster Response Training
May 03, 2018  3 Year Update! Maddie’s® Shelter Medicine Program at Cornell