Maddie's® Shelter Medicine Program

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Shelter Resources

Click HERE for reliable resources for Responding to COVID-19 Concerns in the animal sheltering community        

Our Maddie’s Shelter Medicine Program has been inundated with requests from veterinarians and animal shelters looking for reliable information for their humane organizations and communities.  Although the COVID-19 situation continues to rapidly evolve, there are good sources for policies, protocols, and practices that provide for greater human safety without sacrificing humane care. Many industry sites provide reliable and sound information for your community’s companion animal health professionals. Click above or go to our "COVID-19 Resources" section at this link:

We have listed several resources here that we hope will help to further educate and inspire all of those in the shelter medicine community.  We strive for open communication and cooperation.  Please see the resources listed below.  If you have resources you would like to suggest we add to this list, please email Sarah Nickerson at

Gimme Shelter (MSMP Blog)

"Every Nose Counts: Using Metrics in Animal Shelters"by Dr. Jan Scarlett

Tools, Tips, and Fact Sheets

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