Shelter Medicine

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Animals in Focus

Mobile Veterinary Program

Thousands of puppies and kittens are born in the United States every day. Only a few are able to find loving owners to care for them. What happens to the rest?

 

Mississippi State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine is lending them a helping hand. Through the Humane Ethics and Animal Welfare Program, many animals are receiving the veterinary care they need to ensure their health and increases their chance of adoption. The program’s faculty and staff are dedicated to creating solutions to unwanted pet overpopulation issue

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Pet Overpopulation Facts

  • Younger adults and those living in the South are the least likely to have their pets spayed/neutered
  • An increased number of dog and cat litters in the United States are unintentional
  • Millions of animals are euthanized each year
  • Millions of tax dollars are spent annually to shelter and care for unwanted pets
  • Roaming dogs and cats can spread diseases, posing a risk to public health

 

Shelter Medicine Program

The Shelter Medicine Program spays and neuters puppies and kittens as young as six weeks old at Mississippi humane societies, shelters and rescues. This greatly increases the chance of adoptions and prevents additional litters of unwanted animals. Because many of these shelters do not have surgical facilities, the program utilizes mobile veterinary units. Their use expands the capacity to perform these important surgeries. The entire cost of this educational and outreach effort is funded by grants and donations, with no state appropriations, and no cost to taxpayers. Since 2008, the Shelter Medicine Program has spayed and neutered over 70,000 animals throughout Mississippi.

 

Mobile Veterinary Program

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Because many shelters do not have surgical facilities, the program utilizes mobile veterinary units. Their use expands the capacity to perform these important surgeries. The entire cost of this educational and outreach effort is funded by grants and donations, with no state appropriations, and no cost to taxpayers.

 

 

 

Donations: For more information on how to give to this much needed program click here

 

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