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Innovative solutions and ideas for pet fostering, adoption, shelter medicine, tips on sharing your life with adopted pets, stories about how pets make our lives better and happier - can you think of anything better to chew on?

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How a shelter medicine Masters program helped this non-veterinarian save lives!

Nina Stively wanted to increase welfare and lifesaving for shelter animals. She also believed it was crucial to the goal that the level of professionalism in the sheltering field rise. When she heard about the Maddie’s® Shelter Medicine Program online Masters in shelter medicine, she knew that was how she’d make both goals a reality… Learn More

#MaddieMonday: Grants for dog shelters and rescue groups, bottle-feeding how-tos, MaddieCam news, and more!

Your week just got a whole lot better, because you’re starting it off with lifesaving information you might have missed. Happy #MaddieMonday! Secrets of bottle-feeding orphaned kittens It’s kitten season! Few things can make more of a difference in an animal shelter than saving the lives of orphaned kittens, which usually requires the loving dedication of… Learn More

Have a #FeelGoodFriday, Thanks to Maddie!

The week’s over, and it’s time to feel good! What better way to start your weekend than with a video about the powerful love we find with the animals who share our lives and homes? That’s why we’ll be sharing videos just like that every Friday. And who better to lead that charge than the… Learn More

Secrets of bottle-feeding orphaned kittens

Few things can make more of a difference in an animal shelter than saving the lives of orphaned kittens, which usually requires the loving dedication of foster homes. Here’s the good news, though: Bottle-feeding these fragile little ones is easy once you understand a few basic points. In this short, step-by-step video guide, bottle-feeders will… Learn More

How a MaddieCam can showcase innovation at your animal shelter or rescue group

Do you have innovative, lifesaving programs at your animal organization? Do you collaborate with others and share ideas in the name of lifesaving? A MaddieCam might be a great tool for you! It’s no secret that innovation, collaboration and transparency are three things we encourage here at Maddie’s Fund®, which is why we came up… Learn More

Study: Animal shelter managers may not understand what shelter veterinarians can do

When you think of a veterinarian working in an animal shelter, what do you imagine they do there? For many shelter managers who participated in a recent study, that answer is “perform spay/neuter surgery.” However, shelter veterinarians and shelter medicine can play a much larger role in an animal shelter, providing expertise on disease prevention… Learn More

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