November 13, 2017
Categories: #MaddieMonday
Dr. Julie Levy

Happy #MaddieMonday! In case you missed it, we made a very special announcement last week: the Avanzino Leadership Award recipient! Please join us in congratulating Dr. Julie Levy for her vast impact across the industry and our nation, and then read on for anything else you may have missed!

Meet the 2017 Avanzino Leadership Award recipient
Drum roll, please! We’d like to thank everyone for their nominations and patience during the review process for the Avanzino Leadership Award. We’re thrilled to announce Dr. Julie Levy as the 2017 Avanzino Leadership Award recipient! The prestigious award is named after Rich Avanzino, the father of the no-kill movement and Maddie’s Fund® President from… Learn More

Attending the 2017 Annual SAWA Conference? Don’t miss these three sessions
Will we see you at the 2017 Annual Society of Animal Welfare Administrators (SAWA) Conference in Miami, FL, this week? The conference will run from November 12-15, with a Research Symposium Day on the 15th, sponsored by yours truly. Online registration is still open if you’re thinking about it, and they also accept walk-up registrations once… Learn More

Employee of the year: ‘Genius’ new Maddie’s Fund app provides shelter-approved advice to adopters and fosters (from Animal Sheltering Magazine)
You really should contact all of last week’s adopters and see how things are going — but never mind, your new assistant is taking care of it. Also, a foster volunteer needs instructions for bottle-feeding neonates, another is concerned about her foster dog’s loose stools, and the people who adopted the hound-poodle mix yesterday have some questions about housetraining — but no worries, your assistant is handling these, too. Your assistant never takes a holiday, is available 24/7 and gives spot-on advice. Best of all, your assistant works for free. Learn More

Upcoming webcast for ASV members on November 14: Behavioral Pharmacology in Shelter Settings
Learn about common behavioral concerns and diagnoses in sheltered pets and what medications might be most appropriate for their conditions. Learn More

Scholarship Opportunity: University of the Pacific Online Animal Shelter Management Certificate Program
Maddie’s Fund is sponsoring full scholarships to the University of the Pacific Online Animal Shelter Management Certificate Program, a program developed and managed by Humane Network. Apply by November 29. Learn More

New employment and contract opportunities
We’re looking to fill a few positions, including a second Grants Specialist along with a contractor position! Learn More

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