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Attend a Maddie’s Apprenticeship right now from the comfort of your own home

Have you ever wanted to sign up for Maddie’s® Apprenticeship Program but missed the deadline? Or don’t feel like you can skip town for several days? Or want to attend a program immediately? Now, you can attend an apprenticeship remotely and at your own pace over at Maddie’s® University. And, it’s free. We have four courses… Learn More

#FeelGoodFriday: Rescue dog turned search and rescue dog retires

Pip was just your average shelter puppy when Carolyn Vane adopted him from a shelter in Oakland, CA. Vane adopted Pip with the intention of training him to become a search and rescue canine with the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue unit. She has volunteered with them for close to three decades. She… Learn More

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Study: 95% of adopters with FeLV cats have a positive experience

American Pets Alive! (APA!) is currently conducting a study on FeLV adopter satisfaction. Officially titled “Feline Leukemia Virus Cats in a Shelter Setting: Effectiveness and Outcome,” APA! is looking at what happens with these cats long-term and how fosters and adopters feel about them. While the study is not yet complete (it’s slated to end… Learn More

We’re just getting started at #AnimalCareExpo in New Orleans!

We’re having a blast at Humane Society of the United States Animal Care Expo in New Orleans! We’ve just started celebrating our 25th anniversary and we’re so excited to be sharing it with Good Humans, like you. We kicked off the week with Foster is the Future Learning Lab, hosted by some of the best… Learn More

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April 16th is Lynne Fridley Day!

The state of Alabama and national animal welfare leaders have proclaimed today, April 16th, to be Lynne Fridley Day! The day is named after our very own Co-Director of Education, Alabama resident and indisputable champion of shelter pets for over 40 years, who will retire this year. Her hometown of Montevallo, AL along with Alabama’s… Learn More

#FeelGoodFriday: Shelter raises money with photography fundraiser

Talk about a simple way to raise some money. Lauren Kennedy, President of the Board of Directors at the Humane Society Waterville Area, decided to hold a fundraiser by taking photos of dogs and cats. She wanted to pay tribute to one of her own cats, who she lost suddenly in a tragic accident. For… Learn More

Now accepting applications for Maddie’s Executive Leader Fellowship program

Do you want to develop and strengthen your animal shelter management knowledge and leadership skills? The 12-month long Maddie’s® Executive Leader Fellowship program is now accepting applications and it’s just what you need to take your career to the next level and save more lives. Two opportunities are available at two locations, for a total… Learn More

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What market research tells us about recruiting foster caregivers

Did you know that most people outside of the animal welfare industry don’t understand how fostering helps save lives? That’s just one key takeaway from our market research study on foster caregivers. If you are looking to grow your foster program, keep reading! Nearly 2,000 prospective foster caregivers, experienced foster caregivers and pet care professionals… Learn More

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