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Big Dog Apprenticeship

13 animal welfare summer apprenticeship opportunities – apply today!

Are your summer plans lacking in excitement and lifesaving fun? Want to travel and learn about how to implement some of the most successful lifesaving programs in the country? We’ve got you covered! Maddie’s® Apprenticeship Program is offering 13 summer apprenticeship opportunities! Five of the apprenticeships are brand new, and eight are returning favorites. Apprenticeships being offered… Learn More

How to wean an orphaned kitten onto solid food

Do you think your orphaned kittens are ready for solid foods, but aren’t sure how to make the switch? Orphaned kittens transition from formula to solid foods at about 3-4 weeks of age as their teeth start to come in. This change of diet can create a big mess for you, and tummy troubles for… Learn More

#FeelGoodFriday and what cats really want

What do cats want? They want to be contenders. They want to look good. They want to play. Above everything, they want a home. The Animal Humane Society in Golden Valley, Minnesota, made a video letting cats tell you themselves just what it is they want. It’s beautiful, it’s funny, it’s heartwarming. And of course,… Learn More

Study: Video more effective than photos at getting dogs adopted

Is making a video of a dog in your shelter or rescue group worth the trouble? Absolutely, says a recent study published in the Journal of Applied Animal Welfare. In the study, which was conducted in the UK, 735 people viewed video and photos of four shelter dogs: Two were Staffordshire Terriers, representing dogs who… Learn More

#MaddieMonday: Grant window opening and fun in Florida!

If you were with us in person or online last week, you know it was all about leadership, learning and lifesaving at Animal Care Expo in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. And of course, since we’re Maddie’s Fund, it was all about grants, too — the ones we gave at Expo, and the ones we offer throughout… Learn More

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