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Happy Birthday, Maddie!

Animal lovers: Celebrate Maddie’s birthday with us on Thursday!

This Thursday, April 26, we’ll be celebrating the little dog who started a revolution… because it’s our beloved Maddie’s birthday! Will you join us? We don’t have to tell you the impact Maddie made is profound. In addition to inspiring the creation of Maddie’s Fund®, some of the #ThanksToMaddie accomplishments include shifting the national conversation toward… Learn More

#FeelGoodFriday: 50 boxes. 2 cats. A-MAZE-ing!

We could tell you the reason we’re posting this is to suggest an inexpensive, effective form of enrichment for cats in homes, foster care, or animal shelters. While that’s accurate, it’s also kind of untrue… because the real reason we’re posting this is because it makes us so darn happy just to watch it. And… Learn More

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In Kansas City next month, lifesaving will be unstoppable!

If you’ll be at HSUS Animal Care Expo in May, you’ll be one of the first to see the official launch of two exciting new Maddie’s Fund® programs! First, we have Maddie’s® Pet Forum, an exciting place to collaborate with other shelters, rescue organizations and researchers. It’s an easy way to share information, resources and… Learn More

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Study: Save 5 times more dogs, cut costs and improve health in your animal shelter

Short of finding a magic wand, there’s really nothing better than foster care programs for boosting lifesaving, cutting costs and improving health in animal shelters. Unconvinced? Check out the results of a study just published in the peer-reviewed journal Animals, “Factors Associated with High Live Release for Dogs at a Large, Open-Admission, Municipal Shelter.” The… Learn More

Kittens cure stress

#FeelGoodFriday: Kittens are nature’s perfect stress relievers

Job stress. Deadline stress. Relationship stress. Family stress. Commute stress. Health stress. Stress. Stress. Stress. Now, we’ve either thoroughly demoralized you or possibly just described your life perfectly. Or both. Either way, it doesn’t matter, because this video will totally fix you. In fact, we think it could possibly fix the world. A group of… Learn More

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It’s time to play (Foster) Family Feud!

Have you ever dreamed of going on Family Feud? You’d definitely hit that buzzer first. Surely you would have all the answers.  And the Fast Money round? Game over! Well, now’s your chance to live out your game show fantasies with our own special edition of Family Feud — “Keeping it All in the Foster… Learn More


Getting to no-kill and staying there: One animal control agency’s story

Is achieving no-kill possible at an animal care and control facility? How about sustaining it? Brevard County Sheriff’s office in Titusville, FL, proves both are possible, but it didn’t happen overnight. In fact, it took about two years from when Sheriff Ivey and the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office first took over animal services. Here’s what… Learn More

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