UC Davis Gets $100,000 Grant for Shelter Program

ASPCA donation to help advance the specialty of shelter medicine, improve lives of shelter cats and dogs.

Posted: Feb. 5, 2009, 3 a.m. EST

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One of the goals of shelter medicine as a veterinary specialty is to improve the quality of life for cats and dogs.
The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals recently gave a $100,000 grant to the Center for Companion Animal Health at the University of California, Davis.

The money is specifically for the Koret Shelter Medicine Program,  which was established to advance shelter medicine as a veterinary specialty through clinical studies, specialty training and education, and performance of veterinary service in animal shelters. The program also aims to elevate the quality of life for animals in shelters through improvements in veterinary preventive medicine and management of disease.

The grant, which will be annually renewable for the next three years, will enable the program to hire a shelter-medicine veterinary specialist.

“The ASPCA’s generous grant will enable us to further our reach and scientific knowledge, as well as combine that knowledge with the long history of leadership and professional resources that the ASPCA offers,” said Kate Hurley, DVM, director of the Koret Shelter Medicine Program. “The benefits are that more animals will be saved, shelter staff will be less stressed and shelters will save money.”

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Donna    Austin, TX

2/15/2009 12:09:57 PM

Good for UC Davis. I hope they do great things for cats with the grant money.

momo    anaheim, CA

2/5/2009 10:03:40 PM


aischa    shamokin, PA

2/5/2009 9:36:45 PM

save the cats good idea no cat should be abused or have to die

Sheryl    Casa Grande, AZ

2/5/2009 9:26:28 PM

If it helps save kitty lives, it's a GREAT THING!

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