April 10, 2017
Categories: Announcements

Need a boost of animal welfare goodness to start your week? Good thing it’s time for a Happy #MaddieMonday! Here are some items you may have missed last week, and a couple of timely announcements:

Embracing kennel enrichment at your shelter can save lives
Could something as simple as enrichment in a dog’s kennel or run play a key role in saving more lives? Absolutely, says Kristen Auerbach, Deputy Chief Animal Services Officer at Austin Animal Center. In her guest blog post, Auerbach shares the power of kennel enrichment in reducing kennel stress and improving quality of life for dogs, and how you can embrace it at your shelter to save more lives! Read more…

Psst… did you miss early bird pricing for Animal Care Expo 2017? Here’s a discount code, #ThanksToMaddie!
Will you be joining us at this year’s Animal Care Expo 2017 conference? We sure hope so! If you attended last year, you’ll remember the fun and games, spinning to win for $500 and $1,000 grants and Aha! Moments! So, what can you expect from us this year? Read more…

New partnership making 1 million a modest ambition for shelter cats
B.J. Rogers is vice-president of ProLearning for the ASPCA. Earlier this year he wrote a post about the power of working together—and about collaboration as a key to increased impact. In this guest post, he’s sharing news of a brand-new partnership whose aim is just that. Nothing like getting to walk the walk! Read more…

Treating Upper Respiratory Disease in Cats
Upper respiratory infections (URI) in shelters and rescues is a major medical problem seen in cats. Many organizations spend hundreds to thousands of dollars yearly on medications that do not work in many cases of URI. This new Maddie Talk video, presented by Dr. Mary Marcotte of Cherished Life Animal Rescue in Westfield, Indiana, shows shelters and rescues how to easily and safely prevent the disease, and how to treat cats with symptoms. Read more…

Maddie’s® Idea Lab quarterly application deadline is April 17 
Do you have a great idea that will help pets? Maddie’s® Idea Lab supports the development and assessment of innovative ideas that have a high likelihood of advancing lifesaving of dogs and cats, the utilization of foster care for dogs and cats or animal welfare leadership. Read more…

 

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