From expanding shelter hours to Sunday hikes with dogs, Animal Ark Rescue (AAR) in Columbus, GA, isn’t afraid to try new things, and it’s paying off big time for the animals and the community. The shelter has been open for a little less than six years and boasts a 99 percent save rate for its… Learn More
While the year’s end can be a time for looking back, at Maddie’s Fund®, we’re looking ahead. Ahead to a time of continued positive change in our movement, as all of us build on the gains we’ve made and lessons we’ve learned about lifesaving — and making the lives of pets and their people better,… Learn More
A dog named Feathers at Southern Pines Animal Shelter (SPAS) in Mississippi kept getting overlooked by adopters. That is, until she went on a day outing with a volunteer. The organization thought she’d be the perfect dog to trial their new “Dogs Day Out” (DDO) program, and it turns out they were right. “Feathers is… Learn More
Maddie’s Fund is headquartered in California, and we confess that our office doesn’t really see a lot of snowfall. Still, there’s nothing like the spirit of Maddie to get us into the holiday mood! We hope the unconditional love of the animals in your lives — your family pets, your fosters, the animals in your… Learn More
A little dog named Roo taught everyone at Maddie’s Fund a lot. She showed us what happens when courage meets compassion, demonstrated the power of taking chances, and wrote a new chapter in the story of saving lives. This valiant dog finished her work on earth this month, and the Maddie’s Fund family mourns her… Learn More
If you could use a great idea and some equally great news about just how much our communities want to help us save animals’ lives, here’s a #FalalaFoster story that will make your season bright! It comes from Morganne Struble of Lifeline Animal Project at Fulton County Animal Services in Georgia, which recently had a… Learn More
If you were hoping Facebook would put a nonprofit advertising program in your animal organization’s stocking this Christmas, you’ll be disappointed. But there’s a lot to love about what the social media behemoth just did to help charities, including animal nonprofits, raise money. Prior to last month, Facebook took a cut of 5 percent off… Learn More
#MaddieMonday: Holiday fostering for the win, hope for TNR-related feline stress, help for homeless pets and veterans and more!
There’s nothing but good news in this week’s #MaddieMonday round-up! After huge success with Thanksgiving dog fostering, Ohio animal shelter is ready to do it again for Christmas and New Year! What do you do when your shelter offers short-term “holiday” dog-fostering over Thanksgiving, and nearly half of those dogs fostered get adopted… including seniors,… Learn More
Every relationship has its ups and downs. Love grows cold. The toothpaste cap gets left off. It happens. What can you do? The Nevada Humane Society has the answer: CATalis, the cat adoption cure for romance that’s lost its spark. Side effects include euphoria… because cats are awesome. Once you know that adopting a cat… Learn More
After huge success with Thanksgiving dog fostering, Ohio animal shelter is ready to do it again for Christmas and New Year!
What do you do when your shelter offers short-term “holiday” dog-fostering over Thanksgiving, and nearly half of those dogs fostered get adopted… including seniors, a shy dog and other long-term residents? If you’re the Humane Society of Delaware County (HSDC) in Ohio, you start gearing up for the #FalalaFoster season, of course! “Seeing pictures of an… Learn More