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Shelter Medicine

Disaster Response Course 2016

Thursday, July 7th, 2016

The Tufts Shelter Medicine Program offered a week long course in April 2016 on Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University’s campus covering Emergency Response and Disaster Medicine.

Hands-on large animal rescue training

New Hope for Shelter Dogs

Tuesday, June 28th, 2016

How Tufts-based behavioral research could help many pooches find their forever homes

A humane approach to controlling feral cats

Monday, March 21st, 2016

This letter to the editor about the importance of controlling the feral cat population mentions a “humane” non-violent population control solution from Tufts. New London Day (Connecticut) March 21, 2016 Read the letter at:

Feral Cat

Animal Abuse a Red Flag

Thursday, September 26th, 2013

Eight years ago, a stray tiger cat was set on fire in Uxbridge. After a series of skin grafts, blood transfusions and more than a dozen surgeries, he was adopted and renamed Phoenix. In April, an orange tiger cat was severely wounded by a gunshot and left for dead in Northbridge. His mangled leg was amputated, and he was adopted and renamed Tiger.

Emily McCobb

Backyard Hunters

Thursday, August 1st, 2013

A recent report says our feline friends are killing wildlife at an alarming rate, but the issue is much more complex.

At Tufts, it’s animal rescue 911

Monday, April 15th, 2013

Students in the four-year program at the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University might not have expected they’d be called upon to haul a downed horse from a trailer into a barn, into a stall, and back out to the trailer again.

Equine rescue course

Gimme Shelter

Friday, March 22nd, 2013

Andrew Kaplan, V90, establishes scholarship with the hope that future veterinarians will take on the problem of pet overpopulation

Dr. Andrew Kaplan, V90

Dog Shelter Renaissance

Thursday, January 17th, 2013

It used to be that dog shelters served only the homeless, or functioned as adoption centers. Now pet dogs and the families who love them are finding services that benefit everyone.

Dog with young family