Instructions and Prognostic Information for Adopters of Puppy Mill and Hoarding Animals
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Animals adopted out after rescue from puppy mill and hoarding environments present adopters with a wide array of challenges. Fortunately, in recent years we have gathered a good deal of information that can equip adopters with a better understanding of expectations, the likelihood of particular outcomes, the do's and don'ts of caring for these animals, the potential for the new pet's recovery and even the likelihood of an adopter's satisfaction. This 2012 Maddie's Shelter Medicine Conference at the University of Florida talk, given by Franklin D. McMillan, DVM, DACVIM, Director of Well-Being Studies at Best Friend's Animal Society, presents a concise list of guidelines that can be provided to adopters of these very special animals.

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