Shelter Dogs  

Maddie's® Shelter Medicine Program at Cornell

Hank is ready for his retirement home


This handsome Dalmation, Hank, recently transferred from another shelter to our local shelter, the SPCA of Tompkins County, and the care of the veterinarians and students of the Maddie’s Shelter Medicine Program. At ten years old, he has experienced a few age related changes: he demonstrates some hearing loss and some hind-limb arthritis. After a thorough exam and senior work up, the veterinarians extracted some bad teeth and started him on some joint supplements .

Sometimes older pets just need to find a perfect retirement home, and increasing numbers of shelters are helping pets like Hank to find just that. Nice work team!