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How to successfully treat parvo puppies on a shelter budget

Shelters often euthanize dogs who test positive with parvo, either because they don’t have the resources to provide the necessary medical care or they’re worried about spreading the disease to other dogs in the shelter. However, it is possible to start treating parvo puppies with a high success rate and on a shelter budget. In… Learn More

How to get an orphaned kitten to urinate and defecate

Mama cats use their rough tongues to get their kittens to urinate and defecate. Orphaned kittens have to rely on their foster parents to help them do that. But how? In this video, veterinarian Dr. Laurie Peek, Maddie’s Executive Leadership Team, narrates a step-by-step guide to get any human up to feline mother standards in… Learn More

Follow the Fellows: The first Maddie’s Executive Leadership Fellows begin their year-long journey

The future of animal welfare leadership is looking bright with leaders like Sheila Kouhkan, Miranda Hitchcock, Matt Chan and Sarah Humlie at the forefront. All four individuals work in animal shelters across the U.S. and have been selected as fellows for Maddie’s® Executive Leadership Fellowship program, an intensive professional opportunity for individuals committed to developing and… Learn More

Reducing animal surrender due to medical costs, #ThanksToMaddie!

What if you could help keep pets out of the shelter and with their families by subsidizing veterinary care costs? That’s exactly what Colorado’s Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region (HSPPR) had in mind when they applied for an Innovation Grant earlier this year. “Their Innovation Grant was to help people surrendering their animals… Learn More

6 tips for a healthy, happy summer with your pets

Whether you’re hanging out at an adoption event with your foster dog, enjoying seeing your cat napping in a sunbeam or heading for the lake to take your dog swimming, summer is a great opportunity for you and your pets to just plain have fun together. Here are six ways to keep your pets safe… Learn More

#MaddieMonday: Saving lives in Virginia, canine influenza outbreak and more

Here’s a round-up of last week’s hottest summertime sheltering news, including information about how animal shelters can protect their dogs from the current canine influenza outbreak while surviving kitten season. Happy #MaddieMonday! Why antibiotics shouldn’t be your first response to upper respiratory infections in shelter cats They say an ounce of prevention is worth a… Learn More

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