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New canine vaccination guidelines for pets, shelter dogs

When should you vaccinate your dog, and for what? How can shelters use vaccines to protect against outbreaks? And what about titer testing? The latest recommendations from a panel of veterinary experts, including a number of shelter medicine leaders, has the answers! The newest guidelines for canine vaccination have been published by the American Animal… Learn More

How to ‘sell’ policymakers on innovative adoption fee promotions

Many people in animal welfare have seen other communities have success with innovative pet adoption promotions including fee-waived or reduced-fee adoptions, and would like to try implementing them in their city. Sometimes that’s as simple as announcing a promotion, but municipal shelters may find political and administrative policymakers aren’t easily brought on board. Jeannette Peters… Learn More

#MaddieMonday: Innovation Grants window is open, job opportunities, finding stray pets with ‘Nextdoor’ and more!

Happy #MaddieMonday! Our Innovation Grants application window is officially open. Read on for more details and how to apply, along with anything else you may have missed! The Innovation Grants application window opens today!  Applications will be accepted from October 23 – 30 in two categories: Innovative Foster Care and Removing Barriers to Adoptions (Adoption… Learn More

#FeelGoodFriday: How a Pug about town helps get shelter pets adopted

When our funded Shelter Pet Project put out the call for Insta-famous pets to help get their friends still in shelters or rescue organizations adopted, one of the first to answer the call was the charming Hamilton Pug. Hamilton, who has more than 120,000 combined Instagram and Twitter followers, trotted onto the set of the… Learn More

Arizona shelter adopts foster-centric model, Thanks to Maddie

Who says fostering at a shelter is just for puppies and kittens? That’s definitely not the case at Pima Animal Care Center (PACC) in Tucson, AZ, thanks to a first-of-its-kind grant from Maddie’s Fund® for “A Foster Home for Every Pet.” The three-year grant, totaling $573,536, was recently awarded to create a large-scale, high volume… Learn More

Memphis shelter finds a stray pet’s family might be right ‘Nextdoor’

Director Alexis Pugh of Memphis Animal Services made plenty of changes when she took over the shelter last year. One of the biggest was implementing a safety net program designed to keep pets with their families, and get lost pets back home. Maddie’s Fund® spoke with Pugh to find out more about the shelter’s innovative… Learn More

#MaddieMonday: Upcoming Innovation Grants window, new grants for shelter cats, changing a shelter worker’s perspective on no-kill and more!

It’s time for another #MaddieMonday! You officially have one week until our next Innovation Grants application window opens… do you have your idea ready? Read on for more information, along with anything else you may have missed over the last week! The next Innovation Grants application window opens October 23rd! Applications will be accepted from… Learn More

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