How these Open Arms Challenge winners improved their community engagement

Community engagement is a key part of becoming a more welcoming and inclusive animal organization. As we prepare for the 2023 Open Arms Challenge (Registration ends January 30th!), we’re sharing some of the stories from the winners of the last Open Arms Challenge in 2022. From reaching new groups of people and providing resources to… Learn More

Registration for the Open Arms Challenge is now open!

Looking for new ways to support your entire community AND have a chance at $420,000 in available grants? Twenty-three national organizations have come together to invite you to join the 2023 Open Arms Challenge! For the month of April 2023, animal shelters, foster-based organizations, and public charities focused on keeping pets and people together are… Learn More

Join 23 national organizations for the Open Arms Challenge!

Get ready for the Open Arms Challenge! This Challenge is all about opening our hearts and minds to more accessible and inclusive practices. Twenty-three national organizations are joining forces to encourage animal shelters and foster-based organizations to pilot new approaches that welcome your entire community during the month of April. And as if increased inclusivity and community… Learn More

Are short-term foster programs for shelter cats beneficial or problematic?

Join Dr. Kristyn Vitale on Thursday, February 9 at 12:00PM PT/3:00PM ET as she presents the findings from her shelter cat foster program study. During this Maddie’s® Insights webcast, “Short-Term Foster Programs for Shelter Cats: Beneficial or Problematic?,” attendees will learn more about the study and how to apply the findings of the research to… Learn More

How to be open to new ideas at your animal organization 

Want to be more open and inclusive at your animal well-being organization, but not sure where to begin? Looking at your current policies is a great starting point. This is what Allison Cardona of the County of Los Angeles Animal Care and Control and Alex Tonner, Paws for Life K9s, talk about in a huddle… Learn More

Today is the last day to apply for an Online Instructor-Led Course!

Today, January 10, is the last day to apply for Maddie’s Fund® Online Instructor-Led Courses! If you’re looking to implement a new program, learn more about a specific subject and create positive change for pets and people in your community, then look no further! These courses require completion of: self-paced online materials, (4) 90-minute Zoom… Learn More

Revitalize your short-term foster program with the help of this free course

Did your animal organization put its short-term foster program on-hold during the pandemic? Or perhaps your organization is overwhelmed and it seems like too much? Then the Short-Term Foster and Field Trips Online Instructor-Led Course may just be the thing you need to revive or start your short-term foster program! With many organizations experiencing understaffing and… Learn More

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