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#FeelGoodFriday: Blind kitties playing like bosses

Think life as a blind kitty would be hard or depressing? Nah! In fact, life for Petunia and Frito is all about the toys and games — ones that make noise, natch, so they can chase, catch, swat, run, and otherwise get the exercise and enrichment every kitty needs and deserves. Their swanky digs and… 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, when we present “Become a Wizard of Wellness, Find the Magic to Minimizing… Learn More

Cat and woman in cat cafe

#FeelGoodFriday: Cats may be their own best advocates

This is longer than most of our #FeelGoodFriday videos — but there’s a really good reason. We mean, wouldn’t you like to know what it takes to change people who have no desire to spend any time at all with cats, to become dedicated volunteers in a cat cafe… and adopters, too? Here’s what happened.… Learn More

Little tabby kitten hiding behind a curtain.

How one animal shelter is keeping people and pets together

Helping people struggling with their pets’ behavior problems early on can keep them in their homes and out of the shelter. That’s exactly what Lollypop Farm, Humane Society of Greater Rochester, has been doing for several years now with their Pet Peeves program and hotline. Now, Maddie’s Fund® has given them an Innovation Grant to… Learn More

Frisky the blind senior dog

Study: How shelters can save more senior cats and dogs

Do you want to get more senior dogs and cats adopted? A new study reports that, to accomplish that goal, animal shelters and rescue organizations need to provide health care to pets already in the shelter, as well as veterinary support to help keep older pets in the homes they already have — whether it’s permanently,… Learn More

#MaddieMonday: Keeping interactions between foster dogs and children safe, SEO for animal organizations, grant opportunities and more!

We’ve got a jam-packed #MaddieMonday for you! From grant opportunities to scholarships, read on for upcoming opportunities and anything you may have missed! Social media getting tough for animal organizations? Search may be filling the gap The term “SEO” — for “search engine optimization” — has an almost outdated sound to it in an era… Learn More

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