How Kent County Animal Shelter transformed their animal welfare organization

How one Pet Foster Stimulus Grant recipient took the opportunity to transform their animal welfare organization, #ThanksToMaddie 

Prior to COVID-19, Kent County Animal Shelter in Grand Rapids, MI, didn’t have a foster program in place, so when they received the pet foster stimulus grant, they went from 0 fosters to 100 (literally). They implemented their foster program in no time, including behavior dogs with specific needs.   Namiko Ota-Noveskey, Program Supervisor, shared that… Learn More

improving access to veterinary care

Learn about access to veterinary care from the expert himself, Dr. Blackwell

Now, more than ever, low income families are struggling to find access to veterinary care due to COVID-19. Learn more about this important topic from Access to Care expert and the 2020 Avanzino Leadership Award recipient, Dr. Michael J. Blackwell, in the recorded webcast, Access to Care: A National Family Crisis.   In the webcast, Dr.… Learn More

Maddies Weekly Roundup: Dr. Blackwell received the 2020 Avanzino Award, reuniting lost pets with families

Maddie’s Weekly Roundup: Dr. Michael Blackwell receives the 2020 Avanzino Leadership Award, using technology to reunite lost pets with their families and more!

Below is a brief round-up of new blog posts and resources we’ve added over the past week. Meet the 2020 Avanzino Leadership Award recipient! We’re thrilled to announce that the 2020 Avanzino Leadership Award goes to Dr. Michael J. Blackwell for his outstanding leadership and purposeful dedication to honor the human-animal bond.  The award is… Learn More

Michael Blackwell Avanzino Award Recipient

Meet the 2020 Avanzino Leadership Award recipient!

We’re thrilled to announce that the 2020 Avanzino Leadership Award goes to Dr. Michael J. Blackwell for his outstanding leadership and purposeful dedication to honor the human-animal bond.  The award is named after Rich Avanzino, the father of the no-kill movement and Maddie’s Fund President from 1999 – 2015. This award recognizes significant achievement and… Learn More

Reuniting lost pets with their owners using technology

How animal welfare organizations can use technology to reunite lost pets with their families

Animal welfare organizations have been transitioning to a more community-centric model of animal sheltering, including how animal shelters and rescue organizations can support their community reunite with their lost pets. Does your organization offer services to your community that increases return to owner rates AND decreases your intake?   Do you know the biggest obstacles someone… Learn More

Human Animal Support Services keeping people and pets together

Maddie’s Weekly Roundup: HASS empowering animal welfare organizations to think outside of the box to keep people and pets together, Best Friends Professional Development Symposium and more!

Below is a brief round-up of new blog posts and resources we’ve added over the past week. #HassInAction: LifeLine Animal Project thinks outside of the box to keep person and pup together With the animal welfare movement constantly evolving and transitioning to meet the needs of people and their pets, animal shelter and rescue organizations… Learn More

Orange cat reading Maddie's Weekly Roundup

Maddie’s Weekly Roundup: How your animal welfare organization can aid in disaster response, providing additional community services and more!

Below is a brief round-up of new blog posts and resources we’ve added over the past week. As a reminder, we’ve created an emergency fostering and COVID-19 webpage that we are updating regularly as new resources become available. You’re also invited to join the Emergency fostering during the Covid-19/coronavirus pandemic group on Maddie’s® Pet Forum where… Learn More

How your animal welfare organization can aid in disaster response

As many communities across the nation face devastating impacts from wildfires, hurricanes and so much more, animal shelters and rescue organizations are working to help their communities and the displacement of pets.   If you haven’t already done so, we recommend watching the webcast recording, A Shelter’s Role in Disaster Response, from 2018 with Dr. Elise… Learn More

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