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New app helps foster families at Almost Home Humane Society

Since launching Maddie’s® Pet Assistant early last month, hundreds of shelters and rescue organizations across the country have expressed interest in bringing the app to their own foster and/or adoption programs. As with any new technology system or app, feedback is key to making sure it’s doing what it was set out to do — in… Learn More

Today’s veterinary students say they want to be tomorrow’s shelter veterinarians

The next generation of veterinarians wants to care for shelter pets. In a recent market analysis published by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), private practice held onto its traditional top spot for career interest among current veterinary students. Shelter medicine, however, clocked in at number two. This represents a profound change from attitudes toward… Learn More

How to successfully treat parvo puppies on a shelter budget

Shelters often euthanize dogs who test positive with parvo, either because they don’t have the resources to provide the necessary medical care or they’re worried about spreading the disease to other dogs in the shelter. However, it is possible to start treating parvo puppies with a high success rate and on a shelter budget. In… Learn More

How to get an orphaned kitten to urinate and defecate

Mama cats use their rough tongues to get their kittens to urinate and defecate. Orphaned kittens have to rely on their foster parents to help them do that. But how? In this video, veterinarian Dr. Laurie Peek, Maddie’s Executive Leadership Team, narrates a step-by-step guide to get any human up to feline mother standards in… Learn More

Follow the Fellows: The first Maddie’s Executive Leadership Fellows begin their year-long journey

The future of animal welfare leadership is looking bright with leaders like Sheila Kouhkan, Miranda Hitchcock, Matt Chan and Sarah Humlie at the forefront. All four individuals work in animal shelters across the U.S. and have been selected as fellows for Maddie’s® Executive Leadership Fellowship program, an intensive professional opportunity for individuals committed to developing and… Learn More

Reducing animal surrender due to medical costs, #ThanksToMaddie!

What if you could help keep pets out of the shelter and with their families by subsidizing veterinary care costs? That’s exactly what Colorado’s Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region (HSPPR) had in mind when they applied for an Innovation Grant earlier this year. “Their Innovation Grant was to help people surrendering their animals… Learn More

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