Two former animal shelter youth volunteers share the impact it had on them

This is the second in a post in a two-part series by Erin Ellis, Community Engagement Director of Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe (HSTT) about their youth volunteer program. This post highlights two former youth volunteers in a “Where are they now?” fashion. Read the first post.  At Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe (HSTT), we had no… Learn More

Why one animal shelter lowered the volunteer age to 8-years-old

This guest post is the first in a two-part series by Erin Ellis, Community Engagement Director of Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe (HSTT) about their youth volunteer program and the impact it’s had since its inception in 2008.  At the Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe (HSTT), we have always strived to have a very inclusive volunteer program.… Learn More

Maddie’s Weekly Roundup: Length of stay webcast, free meditation and more!

Happy Monday! Below is a brief roundup of resources added over the past week. The Best Friends 2021 national dataset has arrived This month, Best Friends Animal Society published its 2021 dataset. While there were some setbacks, there is plenty to be optimistic about. In 2021, the save rate increased from 79% to 83%. According… Learn More

The Best Friends 2021 national dataset has arrived

This month, Best Friends Animal Society published its 2021 dataset. While there were some setbacks, there is plenty to be optimistic about. In 2021, the save rate increased from 79% to 83%. According to its blog, “The number of animals who didn’t leave shelters alive ticked up by only 2.3% to 355,000 in 2021, which… Learn More

The Monday and Friday National Calls are merging and we need your input

Beginning in July, we will combine Monday’s Shelter and Rescue Support call with Friday’s Animal Welfare Leadership Roundup call. These collaborative calls have been so invaluable to many, and they’re about to get even better. These calls will give your organization space to interact with other subject matter experts, review groundbreaking research, discuss operational challenges,… Learn More

Maddie’s Weekly Roundup: Pet support services, National Call update and more!

Happy Monday! Below is a brief roundup of resources added over the past week. Implement pet support services with this free course Looking to add more pet support services for your community? Maddie’s® University’s free, self-paced course, Pet Support Services, is for you! By offering pet support services, you will help keep pets with their… Learn More

Implement pet support services with this free course

Looking to add more pet support services for your community? Maddie’s® University’s free, self-paced course, Pet Support Services, is for you! By offering pet support services, you will help keep pets with their families and out of your shelter. Pet Support Services programs are not hard to implement; you can start by retraining your current… Learn More

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