Imagine being a cold, scared kitty on the streets of a big city… then trapped and taken somewhere you don’t understand. Wait, you say. Isn’t this supposed to be “Feel Good Friday”? Why are you trying to make us cry? Olive’s story is part of a series created by Patrick McDonnell based on his endearing… Learn More
Can a partnership with local veterinarians save orphaned kittens’ lives? You bet, when they’re moved from foster care to local veterinary practices, where they’re provided with love, socialization and care. That’s what the Humane Society of Southern Wisconsin (HSSW) did, and they share how you can, too, in our latest MaddieTalk: Vet Pets! “We were struggling… Learn More
It’s no secret underage and orphaned kittens are at high risk even in the best of circumstances. Fortunately, there is a growing body of experience and resources aimed at helping animal shelters, rescue groups and foster homes give these little ones the best possible chance at a healthy life in a new adoptive home. At… Learn More
#MaddieMonday: Resources to help shelter cats, tips to prevent fleas, new Maddie Talks, Flash Classes and more!
Happy #MaddieMonday to you! Along with the usual round-up of content from last week, we’re sharing new Maddie Talks, Flash Classes, and even announcing the next Innovation Grant window! Read on for more details… Resources to save shelter cats’ lives The Million Cat Challenge is a partnership of Maddie’s Fund®, the UC Davis Koret Shelter… Learn More
Children and shelter dogs: It’s pretty much the definition of a feel-good story, right? Absolutely! That’s why we’re bringing you this heartwarming blast-from-the-past of one of the earliest news stories featuring young children reading to shelter dogs at the Humane Society of Missouri, featured on NBC Nightly News. Given recent research showing that both human… Learn More
A young litter of puppies and their lactating leading lady arrive at your shelter with some uninvited guests: fleas! What do you do now? Don’t fret; here are some useful tips from Chelsea Reinhard, DVM, MPH, Maddie’s® Shelter Medicine Resident at Tufts University, to help protect your shelter’s dogs and cats. Treat early and monthly… Learn More
The Million Cat Challenge is a partnership of Maddie’s Fund®, the UC Davis Koret Shelter Medicine Program, Maddie’s Shelter Medicine Program at the University of Florida, and the ASPCA®, formed to help shelters save the lives of 1 million more cats. It is based on five key initiatives which bring forward those approaches that have… Learn More
#MaddieMonday: Fall apprenticeships, the American Pets Alive! Conference, the role of the shelter veterinarian and more!
Happy #MaddieMonday! There’s a few days left to apply for fall apprenticeships, so if you haven’t already applied – what are you waiting for? More information on that below, along with anything else you may have missed from last week! Fall apprenticeships start soon – apply by August 14! While it may seem a little… Learn More
Working in animal welfare can be wonderful, and it can be stressful. Today’s world is full of stress, too, as ten minutes watching the news can confirm. What’s not full of stress? This video of a kitten falling asleep, safe in his mom’s arms. So just watch, then have a blissful #FeelGoodFriday and a wonderful… Learn More
The unprecedented animal lifesaving we see sweeping the country today came about hand in hand with the rise of shelter medicine. Richard Avanzino, the first president of Maddie’s Fund® and the man widely considered the “godfather of the no-kill movement,” reflected a decade ago on the role of the veterinarian in animal sheltering. Here is… Learn More