January 18, 2018
Categories: Announcements, Grants
dogs running

Law enforcement training, tenant pet deposits and the expansion of a senior foster pets program are just three of over 100 innovative ideas that came from the August round of Innovation Grant recipients. It seems the ideas just keep getting more innovative each time we do this, and we couldn’t be more excited to see the impact they have on lifesaving.

“It’s really exciting to see ideas that, a few years ago, were completely new to the industry, but now they are catching on all over the country,” said Kelly Clardy, Senior Grants Specialist at Maddie’s Fund®. “For example, Topeka Spay Neuter Project is reaching out to college students as short-term fosters, and The Humane Society of Pinellas is starting a ‘Milk Maid’ program to distribute kitten kits to individuals who find orphaned kittens, to help foster them until they are old enough for spay/neuter and adoption. It’s so inspiring to see all the innovative ideas out there.”

See the full list of recipients  from August 2017 below, and be on the lookout for the announcement of October recipients  soon!

Organization Name State Project Category
A Home 4 Spot NV Training for Big Dogs Innovative Shelter Behavior
Acadiana Animal Aid LA Kitten Fostering Program Innovative Foster Care
Alley Cat Advocates KY TNR Funding for Three Mobile Home Parks Return to Field
Almost Home Humane Society IN Dogs Playing for Life Program Return to Field
Animal Friends Inc. PA Medical Equipment Purchase Innovative Shelter Medicine
Arizona Humane Society AZ Public Senior Pet Hospice Fund Capacity for Care
Augusta Animal Services GA Local Digital Billboard Innovative Marketing and PR
Bark And Roll Rescue Companions LA Purchase Technology Software Innovative Technology, Data and Metrics
Blackfoot Animal Shelter ID Social Media Adoption Promotions Removing Barriers to Adoption (Adoption Ambassadors, Adopters Welcome, Open Adoptions, etc.)
Cache Humane Society UT Improve Signage and Exterior Wall Art Innovative Marketing and PR
Carol House Quick Fix Pet Clinic MO Wall of Fame Fundraiser Sustainability (Innovative Fundraising, Fund Development, Strategic Planning, etc.)
Carroll County Animal Shelter GA Free Rabies Vaccinations and Microchips Engaging the Public
Charm City Companions MD Urgent Care Veterinary Visits Alternatives to Intake
Chicago Pet Rescue IL Pet Safety and CPR Class Engaging Volunteers
City of Rexburg Animal Shelter ID Safe Outside Yard for Cats Innovative Shelter Behavior
Contra Costa County Animal Services Department CA Sophia Yin Silver Level Low Stress Handling Course Capacity for Care
Cooper’s Chance Animal Rescue AZ Adoption Ambassador Program Removing Barriers to Adoption (Adoption Ambassadors, Adopters Welcome, Open Adoptions, etc.)
Crafty Cat Rescue MI Pet Strollers with Logo Innovative Marketing and PR
Dakin Humane Society MA Volunteer Engagement Program with Adisa Engaging Volunteers
Department of Animal Services of El Paso TX Foster Program Supplies Innovative Foster Care
Department of Animal Services of El Paso TX Purchase Centrifuge Innovative Shelter Medicine
Fearless Kitty Rescue AZ Hire Vet Tech Innovative Shelter Medicine
Feral Feline Friends of East TN/SPAY Anderson County TN Flier for Animal Control Officers Alternatives to Intake
Florida Urgent Rescue, Inc. FL Save Our Strays (SOS) Program Alternatives to Intake
Foothills Animal Rescue AZ Expand Walk This Way Program Capacity for Care
For Animals, Inc. NY Off The Streets, Into Your Hearts Program Removing Barriers to Adoption (Adoption Ambassadors, Adopters Welcome, Open Adoptions, etc.)
Friends of the Animal Shelter SC Dogs Playing for Life Program – Dog Trainer Innovative Shelter Behavior
Friends of the Bell County Animal Shelter KY Student Foster Pet Pantry Innovative Foster Care
Furry Friends Refuge IA Chamber of Commerce Partnerships Innovative Marketing and PR
Gainesville Pet Rescue FL Stainless Steel Cat Suites Capacity for Care
Great Plains SPCA KS Expand Senior Foster Friends program Innovative Foster Care
Harbor Humane Society MI Free Spay/Neuter Offer Alternatives to Intake
Heart of the Valley Animal Shelter MT Specialty Foster Homes Innovative Foster Care
Hearts That Purr Feline Guardians AZ Elder Foster Cat Caregivers Innovative Foster Care
Helping Animals Rescue Team TN Barn Cat Program Return to Field
Hound Sanctuary, Inc. OR Happy at Home: The BiBi Project Alternatives to Intake
Humane Society and Animal Rescue of Muskegon County MI Peacable Paws Training Sessions Innovative Shelter Behavior
Humane Society of Edmonson County KY Spay and Neuter at Food Bank Alternatives to Intake
Humane Society of Northeast Iowa IA Shelterluv Software Innovative Technology, Data and Metrics
Humane Society of Raleigh County, Inc. WV New Walking Path Engaging the Public
Humane Society of the Tennessee Valley TN iMarc Pet Tag Engraving Machine Alternatives to Intake
Humane Society of Utah UT Two Kiosks with Software Innovative Technology, Data and Metrics
Humane Society of Waupaca County WI Architect Consultation Sustainability (Innovative Fundraising, Fund Development, Strategic Planning, etc.)
Humane Society of West Michigan MI Outpatient Heartworm Treatment Plan Innovative Shelter Medicine
Humane Society of Wickenburg AZ Doggie Boot Camp Innovative Shelter Behavior
Humane Society of Yuma AZ Kitten Kits Innovative Foster Care
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Cat Socializer Volunteer Program Engaging Volunteers
Humanity for Horses, Cat Division CA Feral and Stray Cat process Innovative Shelter Behavior
Jacksonville Humane Society FL Staff Training Innovative Training, Development and Leadership Growth
Jasper County Animal Rescue League and Humane Society IA Foster Parents Supplies Innovative Foster Care
Karma Cat + Zen Dog Rescue Society NJ Public Adoption Center Removing Barriers to Adoption (Adoption Ambassadors, Adopters Welcome, Open Adoptions, etc.)
Kitsap Humane Society WA Shelter Buddy Online Shelter Management Software Upgrade Innovative Technology, Data and Metrics
Latino Alliance for Animal Care Foundation CA Animal Welfare Education Engaging the Public
Lenawee Humane Society MI Reading Buddies Program Innovative Shelter Behavior
Lynchburg Humane Society VA Tenant Pet Deposits Alternatives to Intake
Marian’s Dream: Philanthropy for Animal Advocates ME Spay Community Education Engaging the Public
Marley’s Mutts Dog Rescue CA Travel Crates Innovative Partnerships
McKamey Animal Center TN Intervention Program to Cat Owners Innovative Foster Care
Meow Parlour Cats NY Project Safety Net Consultant Innovative Training, Development and Leadership Growth
Miami Animal Alliance OK Spay/Neuter Clinics Alternatives to Intake
Mitchell Animal Rescue SD Partnership with City of Mitchell Innovative Partnerships
Muttville CA Health & Healing Foster Program Innovative Foster Care
My Pit Bull is Family Com Inc. MN Law Enforcement Training Engaging the Public
New Leash on Life TN Heartworm Treatments Innovative Shelter Medicine
No Kill Glynn County, Inc GA Spay/Neuter Recruitment Alternatives to Intake
PALS of Lincoln County MO Adopt-a-Heart Program Innovative Shelter Medicine
Paris Animal Welfare Society KY Marketing and Management of Foster Program Innovative Foster Care
Paws For Life NC NC Reduced Adoption Fees event Removing Barriers to Adoption (Adoption Ambassadors, Adopters Welcome, Open Adoptions, etc.)
Pet Network Humane Society NV Group Play Program For Dogs Innovative Shelter Behavior
Pet Rescue Solutions CA Partnership With PAW Mission for Barn Cat Placements Innovative Partnerships
Pima Animal Care Center AZ Pet Support For Seniors Alternatives to Intake
Prairie Paws Animal Shelter KS Life Size Cardboard Animal Standees Innovative Marketing and PR
Precious Paws PA Senior for Seniors Program Innovative Foster Care
Regional Animal Services of King County WA Partnership with Cat Cafe Innovative Partnerships
Rescue Express CA New Transport Route Innovative Partnerships
Salem County Humane Society NJ TNR Clinic for Barn Cats Return to Field
Santa Fe Animal Shelter & Humane Society NM Expand Market of Fosters and Adopters Innovative Marketing and PR
Sonoma County Animal Services CA Field Fix Program Engaging the Public
Southern Pines Animal Shelter MS Dog’s Day Out Foster Program Innovative Foster Care
Soxrescue MEOW Co. CA Rescue Chapters on College Campuses Sustainability (Innovative Fundraising, Fund Development, Strategic Planning, etc.)
Spay Haywood TN Stray Day Event Alternatives to Intake
Spay Neuter Network TX Free Microchipping in Low Income Areas Alternatives to Intake
Stafford Animal Shelter MT iPad and Monitor Innovative Technology, Data and Metrics
Stray Hearts Animal Shelter NM Foster Love – Foster A Shelter Animal Program Innovative Foster Care
Tails of the Free PA Seniors for Seniors Program Removing Barriers to Adoption (Adoption Ambassadors, Adopters Welcome, Open Adoptions, etc.)
Target Zero CA Animal-Friendly Ordinance Revisions Innovative Training, Development and Leadership Growth
Ten Lives Club, Inc. NY FIV Cat Adoption Promotion Removing Barriers to Adoption (Adoption Ambassadors, Adopters Welcome, Open Adoptions, etc.)
The Animal Foundation NV Pit Bull Education Program Innovative Marketing and PR
The Arizona Pet Project AZ Community Outreach & Spay Neuter Coordinator Engaging Volunteers
The DAWG Project TX Partnering with City of Dallas Innovative Partnerships
The Humane Society of Pinellas FL Milk Maid Program Alternatives to Intake
The National Kitten Coalition VA Donor Love Manager Sustainability (Innovative Fundraising, Fund Development, Strategic Planning, etc.)
Thomasville-Thomas County Humane Society, Inc. GA Unchain Thomasville Program Alternatives to Intake
Tipton County Paws and Claws TN High School Programs to Support Spay/Neuter Alternatives to Intake
Toccoa Stephens County Humane Shelter GA Expand Marketing Efforts Innovative Marketing and PR
Tony La Russa’s Animal Rescue Foundation CA Managed Admissions system Managed Admissions
Topeka Spay Neuter Project KS College Student Foster Program Innovative Foster Care
Tri City Animal Sanctuary TX Spay/Neuters for Poteet, TX Return to Field
Vanderburgh Humane Society, Inc. IN Kittten Kits Innovative Foster Care
Willamette Humane Society OR Training for Leadership Staff Innovative Training, Development and Leadership Growth
Wright-Way Rescue IL Ready-Set-Go Program Managed Admissions

No comments, write the first!