Director Alexis Pugh of Memphis Animal Services made plenty of changes when she took over the shelter last year. One of the biggest was implementing a safety net program designed to keep pets with their families, and get lost pets back home. Maddie’s Fund® spoke with Pugh to find out more about the shelter’s innovative… Learn More
#MaddieMonday: Upcoming Innovation Grants window, new grants for shelter cats, changing a shelter worker’s perspective on no-kill and more!
It’s time for another #MaddieMonday! You officially have one week until our next Innovation Grants application window opens… do you have your idea ready? Read on for more information, along with anything else you may have missed over the last week! The next Innovation Grants application window opens October 23rd! Applications will be accepted from… Learn More
It’s hard to imagine that a story set in a prison is going to make you feel good, but this one will. In 2014, Karma Rescue in Southern California started Paws for Life, a training program at California State Prison – Los Angeles County. It was one of the first such programs for inmates serving… Learn More
Can a few days at an apprenticeship change your perspective on no-kill sheltering and foster care for large dogs? After attending Maddie’s® Medium and Large Adult Dog Foster Program Apprenticeship at Austin Animal Center, Patricia Zimmerman from Prince George’s County Animal Services in Maryland says it sure can. And it did. “It was amazing,” she… Learn More
Want to make shelter cats healthier? New Winn Feline Foundation and PetSmart Charities grants can help
Does your shelter face challenges with feline illness or behavioral health? Do you have a veterinarian on staff or do you work with an outside consultant? There’s a new grant that might help not only your organization but shelters everywhere! The Winn Feline Foundation and PetSmart Charities have teamed up to offer grant opportunities in… Learn More
#MaddieMonday: Why people adopt shelter pets, how one municipal shelter is saving cats with ringworm and more!
Happy #MaddieMonday to you! Have you ever wondered what motivates people to adopt pets, and how much influence they have on others to adopt? Read on to find out, along with anything else you may have missed this past week! Research: Why people adopt shelter pets, and recommend adoption to others In 2014, the Shelter… Learn More
Cat lovers are sometimes made, and sometimes born. Just ask the world’s most cat-crazy baby ever. In fact, if you’re trying to convince someone they should adopt a cat, you might want to show them this video. Because this newly-arrived human being laughs, dances and lights up with 100 percent pure joy at just the… Learn More
How can a municipal shelter create a successful, lifesaving ringworm ward — run 100 percent by volunteers, no less? It’s easy, with a little innovation and a lot of determination. That’s exactly what Front Street Animal Shelter (FSAS) in Sacramento, CA, had when they applied for an Innovation Grant with us last year. Their goal… Learn More
In 2014, the Shelter Pet Project, an Ad Council public service advertising campaign promoting pet adoption and funded by Maddie’s Fund® and the Humane Society of the United States, conducted a research survey of 1,402 people to understand how to increase the number of pets acquired from animal shelters and rescue organizations. What can we… Learn More
#MaddieMonday: New research on foster sleepovers, what cats don’t like in their litter box and more!
We’d like to start off this #MaddieMonday by sending our love and condolences to the victims and families of the horrific mass shooting in Las Vegas last night. We are truly heartbroken. As with each #MaddieMonday, here are the stories you may have missed. Read on for our top stories, including a new study that… Learn More