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#FeelGoodFriday: Man and his cat make beautiful music together

If anyone still thinks cats can’t love their humans, this video will change that forever. This beautiful kitty and her person clearly have a very special bond. And the blissed-out look on the cat’s face says both how much she loves the music her person is playing and how much she loves him. It’s the… Learn More

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Increase lifesaving this fall with two incredible webcast series

Grab your computers and pumpkin spice lattes, because we have some great opportunities coming up in the way of informative webcasts. Running every Thursday through November 1, Million Cat Challenge will host 15-minute online presentations, followed by an opportunity for questions and answers. With an impressive line-up of municipal officials, shelter directors, shelter managers and… Learn More

cat in a spay-neuter clinic

Study: Nonprofit spay/neuter is good for people, pets and communities

No one wants to see pets born who will end up homeless or unwanted. But in areas where veterinary practices are already facing a tough economic landscape, the opening of nonprofit spay/neuter clinics can feel threatening. Are those fears realistic? A new study published in the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association suggests the… Learn More


#FeelGoodFriday: Soldier reunited with dog she rescued in Iraq

Who loves ya, baby? For this soldier, her husband and the dog she rescued in Iraq, the answer is clearly, “Everyone.” Not only did Sgt. Tracy McKithern greet her beloved dog, Erby, before greeting her husband, but her husband brought the dog to her and clearly had no other plan in mind. As for Erby,… Learn More

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Webcast: How to apply for a Maddie’s Fund grant to help animals

Do you have questions about Maddie’s Fund® Innovation Grants? Want to hear about our new online Grants Portal, which is designed to make the application process easier for you? Find out the answers to your questions and more in our next webcast, So, You Want Some Money? How to Apply for Maddie’s Fund Innovation Grants.  During this informative webcast, you will hear a brief overview of the Innovation… Learn More

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Love pets? Now Maddie’s Pet Forum is open for you!

If you’re already using Maddie’s Pet Forum, you know it’s the go-to place for shelter advice, shared resources, management tips and more. Now we’ve opened it up to offer a whole new world just for pet caregivers! In their own dedicated part of the Forum, pet caregivers can use its discussions to exchange ideas about… Learn More

Marmalade in a ball pit

#FeelGoodFriday: It doesn’t get much better than cats in a ball pit

Summer’s coming to an end. Kids are going back to school. Life might be seeming just a little drab. Never fear: Cole and Marmalade are here! The bona fide adopted cats who help keep the Internet sane have this video about them and a ball pit that’s just about guaranteed to get your weekend off… Learn More

black cat on computer

Webcast: One million cats have been saved. Now what?

It’s time to start the next chapter of the Million Cat Challenge! Dr. Kate Hurley and Dr. Julie Levy, the co-founders of the Million Cat Challenge, are eager to continue their mission after meeting their goal of saving a million cats a full year ahead of schedule. Even with the success of the challenge, their… Learn More

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