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Mr. Randall and Maddie

#FeelGoodFriday: Veteran gets his beloved dog back

It’s a reality that is far too common. An owner relinquishes a pet because they cannot afford the costs associated with caring for a pet. David Randall surrendered his comfort dog, Maddie, to the Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region (HSPPR) because she needed costly surgery that he couldn’t afford. Randall, who is also… Learn More

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Market your shelter pets like you would your dating profile

For animal welfare organizations, it’s often difficult to balance shelter pet marketing with adoption counseling. But with some forethought, these two vital parts of the adoption process can smoothly transition from one to the next. Think of marketing your shelter pets as your Tinder profile, says Monica Frenden, Maddie’s® Director of Feline Lifesaving and Austin… Learn More

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Congratulations to over 100 Innovation Grant recipients!

It’s safe to say there’s no shortage of innovation in the animal welfare industry, as over 100 organizations across the country received an Innovation Grant during the October 2018 cycle. “People have really embraced this idea of thinking outside-the-box to save lives, and it’s showing on their applications!” said Kelly Clardy, Senior Grants Specialist at… Learn More

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#MaddieMonday: Innovation grants, why scared cats get adopted at Cat Town, win a $500 grant for taking a survey and more!

Animal shelter and rescue organizations, take this survey and you could win a $500 grant! Learning about shelter and rescue organizations’ programs can help us save more lives everywhere, so we’re looking to collect information on programs across the United States in this short survey. By completing it, you could win one of ten $500 grants! The… Learn More

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#FeelGoodFriday: 911 dispatch center gets a foster dog

How do you help out stressed workers and get a dog adopted at the same time? By fostering a dog in the workplace! That’s exactly what 911 dispatchers in Franklin, IN, are doing. And according to FOX59, their important work has already gotten their new co-worker, Lincoln, adopted! Lincoln, a 6-year-old shepherd pointer mix has… Learn More

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Why scared and hard-to-adopt cats get adopted at Cat Town

Does your organization have a hard-to-adopt cat? Ann Dunn, founder and executive director of Cat Town, a non-profit adoption center in Oakland, CA, has found a way to place scared, aggressive, old cats into loving homes. Many cats just don’t do well in a shelter environment, no matter how hard staff and volunteers help. In this… Learn More

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#FeelGoodFriday: Use recycled t-shirts for these easy dog toys

The show “Tidying Up with Marie Kondo” has inspired many people to figure out which of their belongings “spark joy” for them. Those that don’t, are discarded. Thrift stores have seen an increase in donations, which some have attributed to the “tidying up” craze. Your animal shelter or rescue organization can capitalize on this trend… Learn More

Join us for an important webcast about veterinary care access 

Did you know that the lack of access to care is the most significant animal welfare crisis affecting owned pets in the United States? Millions of pets do not receive adequate veterinary care because the costs are simply beyond a family’s ability to pay.   Learn more about this important and complex issue in our upcoming webcast, Access… Learn More

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