A $50,000 gift to Jacksonville’s Animal Care and Protective Services means better treatments for the dogs and cats at the city’s animal shelter.
The Maddie’s Shelter Medicine Intern grant will fund a yearlong residency for a licensed veterinarian who wants more practice taking care of rescue animals.
The intern will work alongside the shelter’s two full-time vets and get hands-on experience managing everything from routine care to emergencies.
Maddie’s Fund is named for Dave and Cheryl Duffield’s miniature schnauzer. The family foundation says it’s handed out nearly 240-million dollars since it was created in 1994.