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Ampa 2019

#MaddieMonday: Furthering professional development, 2019 resolutions and more!

Happy #MaddieMonday! We’re less than two weeks away from the American Pets Alive! No Kill Conference in Austin and we can’t wait! Will we see you there? Further your professional development at the American Pets Alive! Conference! Can you believe it’s almost here? The American Pets Alive! Conference 2019 takes place February 2 – 4 at the… Learn More

#FeelGoodFriday: Paralyzed kitten is independent and sassy

Marlena Kiely was scrolling through Instagram when she came across a tiny black kitten who didn’t have use of her black legs. Kiely, a cat foster caregiver, decided to pick her up from animal control and take her immediately to a veterinarian. After examining Raven, the veterinarian concluded that she was fully paralyzed, and she… Learn More

Ampa 2019

Further your professional development at the American Pets Alive! Conference!

Can you believe it’s almost here? The American Pets Alive! Conference 2019 takes place February 2 – 4 at the AT&T Conference Center in Austin TX, and tickets are still available. Get them now with our code ThanksToMaddie, and before prices go up on Monday, January 21. If you still haven’t decided whether or not to attend,… Learn More

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Animal organizations, what do you hope to achieve in 2019?

The New Year is a good time celebrate your accomplishments from the previous year and set goals for the future. We asked the community over on Maddie’s® Pet Forum (MPF)  what their goals are for 2019. Head on over to share your own or provide guidance on how to achieve said goal. We’ve rounded up… Learn More

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#MaddieMonday: Maddie’s Summer Scholar researches why neonatal kittens suckle, how an apprenticeship helped avert crisis and more!

Happy #MaddieMonday! Start your week off by catching up on posts and updates from the past week. Maddie’s® Summer Scholar researches why neonatal kittens suckle on littermates If you’re familiar with neonatal kitten litters, you know that suckling is a common issue, and even leads to serious health problems. So why does it happen and… Learn More

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#FeelGoodFriday: Just dogs being magnificent

Many of you may be familiar with the WeRateDogs Twitter account. For those who aren’t, it’s one of the purest places left on the Internet. Cute and silly photos of dogs are posted, along with a caption and a rating. That rating is always over 10. Always. This is Sophie. She forgot to check the… Learn More

Maddie’s Summer Scholar researches why neonatal kittens suckle on littermates

If you’re familiar with neonatal kitten litters, you know that suckling is a common issue, and even leads to serious health problems. So why does it happen and how can we prevent it? With the help of Maddie’s® Summer Scholar program, Isabelle Walcher, a student the University of California, Davis, conducted research to find out.… Learn More

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How a Maddie’s Fund apprenticeship helped one rescue organization avert crisis

When two large incoming pet transports occurred at the same time as a planned move into a new facility, Barbara Hutcherson and her team from Lost Dog and Cat Rescue Foundation almost didn’t make it to Maddie’s® Field Trip and Sleepover Foster Apprenticeship at the Charlottesville-Albemarle SPCA. They’re glad they did: here, they were given the… Learn More

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Maddie Monthly: Our top stories of December

December always seems to be a bit of a blur, so in case you missed them, here were our top stories of the month from Chew on This, along with a few other headlines. 6 guidelines for marketing your foster pet Foster caregivers are realizing the power they have to get pets adopted through marketing.… Learn More

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#FeelGoodFriday: Camp Fire cat reunited with her family

The stories that have come out of the wildfires in California have been both heartbreaking and heartwarming. This one is no exception. A month to the day that the Northern California Camp Fire started, Timber the cat was found. According to The Dodo, Courtney Werblow and her parents were escorted back to her parent’s destroyed home… Learn More

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