April 9, 2018
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Today’s #MaddieMonday marks the last day of our Innovation Grants window! Make sure you have your applications in by midnight PST for your chance at $5,000. In addition, read on for anything you may have missed over the past week!

Softening line between fostering and adoption creates lifesaving opportunities for pets
A Virginia animal shelter is in the process of developing an official foster program. In the meantime, they’ve become creative in how they discuss options with potential adopters, staff and volunteers — and are getting more dogs into homes because of it! Learn More

It must be magic: Minimizing disease outbreaks in animal shelters
It’s Dungeons and Dragons meets Harry Potter Chess in an engaging and hands-on session on how to prepare and what to do when the unexpected breaks out in your animal shelter! It’s happening at the Humane Society Animal Care Expo in May! Learn More

Early invite for HSUS Animal Care Expo registered attendees: KC Pet Project mini learning lab and tour sponsored by Maddie’s Fund!
During Animal Care Expo on Monday, May 14, you have the opportunity to tour KC Pet Project’s former office spaces that are now high-functioning cat adoption rooms and a veterinary care center located in converted construction trailers. Round trip transportation and lunch will be provided. Space is very limited—only 40 attendees per tour, so register today! Learn More

The next round of Innovation Grants is open now through April 9!
Maddie’s Fund® is offering up to $5,000 to implement a new program at your shelter or rescue organization that will advance lifesaving within the category of “Innovative Foster Care.” Learn More

Maddie’s® Idea Lab grant proposals are due April 16!
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. Learn More

The next round of the Animal Shelter Management Certificate Program at the University of the Pacific is starting up on April 16!
The courses start on April 16 and run through September 30, and Maddie’s Fund is now offering scholarships to attend! It is ideal for anyone in the field who wishes to advance their career or improve the live release rate at their shelter. It is also a wonderful way for people who are considering a career move into animal sheltering to gain practical knowledge. Register today

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