Kitten Encased in Spray Foam and Left to Die in a Garbage Can Has Been Adopted
Sadly, some animals have a rougher start in life than others. That’s the case for the Oregon kitten who has been named Lucky McFoamy. According to the Washington County Sheriff’s Office, Lucky was encased in spray foam and left to die in a trash can. Happily, this story has a happy ending.
Can the Veterinary Community Help Homeless People Take Care of Their Pets?
Yes, we can. According to the National Coalition for the Homeless, 3.5 million Americans are homeless. Five to 10 percent of homeless people have dogs and/or cats. Here’s how we can help.
During Adopt a Shelter Cat Month, Encourage Adoption and Routine Veterinary Care
The veterinary community can encourage clients to adopt cats from shelters and also educate them about the importance of regular veterinary care for their feline pets.
Garbage Collector Rescues Kitten Encased in Spray Foam in Trash
A kitten that was found encased in hardened spray foam is expected to make a full recovery after being rescued from a garbage can by an Oregon sanitation worker, authorities said.
Changing Animal Welfare on Native Reservations
Rural Area Veterinary Services provides free veterinary care to underserved communities located in Native American reservations in the western U.S. It was life-changing for the author.
California Bans Commercially Bred Dogs and Cats
When Gov. Jerry Brown signed AB 485 into law, California became the first state to ban commercially bred dogs, cats and rabbits. The law has stirred controversy.
WSAVA Issues Companion Animal Welfare Guidelines
Via Today’s Veterinary Business: The World Small Animal Veterinary Association has added animal welfare to its library of Global Guidelines. The document, released Sept. 25 at the organization’s World Congress in Singapore, aims to “bridge differing perceptions of welfare around the world” and help veterinarians “tackle the ethical questions and moral issues which impact welfare,” …
Animal Cruelty: Your Role in Identifying Abuse
Animal cruelty carries legal consequences that veterinary professionals need to understand in identifying abuse. Learn how to document and report cruelty.
15 Years: A Brief History of Shelter Medicine
The field of shelter medicine has made enormous strides since the first shelter medicine residency was established at UC Davis in 2000. Get an inside look at the people who started the program and how they did it.