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Cat lovers: How well do you understand your cat?

Did you know there are scent glands on cat paws? And, that when they scratch, they leave pheromones? If not, don’t worry – you’re not alone! Cat owner and lover Toni Alexander had no idea until she decided to learn how to speak cat with our free online Feline Communications course while passing the time… Learn More

#MaddieMonday: Live from the Best Friends Conference, and a grant deadline reminder

Important #MaddieMonday reminder: Today is the deadline for filing for a Maddie’s® Idea Lab Grant. Maddie’s® Idea Lab funds applied research – ideas and research projects that have a practical application related to pet lifesaving, animal welfare leadership, or the utilization of foster care. There are five types of grants that the Idea Lab supports.… Learn More

#FeelGoodFriday: Cats get happy in the ball pit!

We’re all about enrichment for sheltered pets at Maddie’s Fund. In fact, we’re also all about enrichment for pets in homes. And now that we mention it, we’re pretty into enriching the lives of the people who care for pets, too. That’s what so great about this video. It’s featuring a fantastic idea for fun… Learn More

#FeelGoodFriday: Garfield says, ‘Adopt already!’

Over the years, there have been some big celebrities who lent their support to the cause of pet adoption. Never has there been one bigger than Garfield. (Must be all that lasagna.) He filmed a few PSAs for our funded Shelter Pet Project, featuring real-life pets up for adoption. He even sat down — er,… Learn More

Should you be giving probiotics to orphaned kittens?

Probiotics may help orphaned kittens suffering from diarrhea. But how do you get the probiotics into the kitten? Orphaned kittens frequently have digestive problems, including diarrhea. This can be caused by a number of factors including stress, infection and dietary change. Giving probiotics may help prevent or reduce the severity of diarrhea, but getting them… Learn More

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