January 18, 2018
Categories: Announcements, Grants
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Law enforcement training, tenant pet deposits and the expansion of a senior foster pets program are just three of over 100 innovative ideas that came from the August round of Innovation Grant recipients. It seems the ideas just keep getting more innovative each time we do this, and we couldn’t be more excited to see the impact they have on lifesaving.

“It’s really exciting to see ideas that, a few years ago, were completely new to the industry, but now they are catching on all over the country,” said Kelly Clardy, Senior Grants Specialist at Maddie’s Fund®. “For example, Topeka Spay Neuter Project is reaching out to college students as short-term fosters, and The Humane Society of Pinellas is starting a ‘Milk Maid’ program to distribute kitten kits to individuals who find orphaned kittens, to help foster them until they are old enough for spay/neuter and adoption. It’s so inspiring to see all the innovative ideas out there.”

See the full list of recipients  from August 2017 below, and be on the lookout for the announcement of October recipients  soon!

Organization NameStateProjectCategory
A Home 4 SpotNVTraining for Big DogsInnovative Shelter Behavior
Acadiana Animal AidLAKitten Fostering ProgramInnovative Foster Care
Alley Cat AdvocatesKYTNR Funding for Three Mobile Home ParksReturn to Field
Almost Home Humane SocietyINDogs Playing for Life ProgramReturn to Field
Animal Friends Inc.PAMedical Equipment PurchaseInnovative Shelter Medicine
Arizona Humane SocietyAZPublic Senior Pet Hospice FundCapacity for Care
Augusta Animal ServicesGALocal Digital BillboardInnovative Marketing and PR
Bark And Roll Rescue CompanionsLAPurchase Technology SoftwareInnovative Technology, Data and Metrics
Blackfoot Animal ShelterIDSocial Media Adoption PromotionsRemoving Barriers to Adoption (Adoption Ambassadors, Adopters Welcome, Open Adoptions, etc.)
Cache Humane SocietyUTImprove Signage and Exterior Wall ArtInnovative Marketing and PR
Carol House Quick Fix Pet ClinicMOWall of Fame FundraiserSustainability (Innovative Fundraising, Fund Development, Strategic Planning, etc.)
Carroll County Animal ShelterGAFree Rabies Vaccinations and MicrochipsEngaging the Public
Charm City CompanionsMDUrgent Care Veterinary VisitsAlternatives to Intake
Chicago Pet RescueILPet Safety and CPR ClassEngaging Volunteers
City of Rexburg Animal ShelterIDSafe Outside Yard for CatsInnovative Shelter Behavior
Contra Costa County Animal Services DepartmentCASophia Yin Silver Level Low Stress Handling CourseCapacity for Care
Cooper’s Chance Animal RescueAZAdoption Ambassador ProgramRemoving Barriers to Adoption (Adoption Ambassadors, Adopters Welcome, Open Adoptions, etc.)
Crafty Cat RescueMIPet Strollers with LogoInnovative Marketing and PR
Dakin Humane SocietyMAVolunteer Engagement Program with AdisaEngaging Volunteers
Department of Animal Services of El PasoTXFoster Program SuppliesInnovative Foster Care
Department of Animal Services of El PasoTXPurchase CentrifugeInnovative Shelter Medicine
Fearless Kitty RescueAZHire Vet TechInnovative Shelter Medicine
Feral Feline Friends of East TN/SPAY Anderson CountyTNFlier for Animal Control OfficersAlternatives to Intake
Florida Urgent Rescue, Inc.FLSave Our Strays (SOS) ProgramAlternatives to Intake
Foothills Animal RescueAZExpand Walk This Way ProgramCapacity for Care
For Animals, Inc.NYOff The Streets, Into Your Hearts ProgramRemoving Barriers to Adoption (Adoption Ambassadors, Adopters Welcome, Open Adoptions, etc.)
Friends of the Animal ShelterSCDogs Playing for Life Program – Dog TrainerInnovative Shelter Behavior
Friends of the Bell County Animal ShelterKYStudent Foster Pet PantryInnovative Foster Care
Furry Friends RefugeIAChamber of Commerce PartnershipsInnovative Marketing and PR
Gainesville Pet RescueFLStainless Steel Cat SuitesCapacity for Care
Great Plains SPCAKSExpand Senior Foster Friends programInnovative Foster Care
Harbor Humane SocietyMIFree Spay/Neuter OfferAlternatives to Intake
Heart of the Valley Animal ShelterMTSpecialty Foster HomesInnovative Foster Care
Hearts That Purr Feline GuardiansAZElder Foster Cat CaregiversInnovative Foster Care
Helping Animals Rescue TeamTNBarn Cat ProgramReturn to Field
Hound Sanctuary, Inc.ORHappy at Home: The BiBi ProjectAlternatives to Intake
Humane Society and Animal Rescue of Muskegon CountyMIPeacable Paws Training SessionsInnovative Shelter Behavior
Humane Society of Edmonson CountyKYSpay and Neuter at Food BankAlternatives to Intake
Humane Society of Northeast IowaIAShelterluv SoftwareInnovative Technology, Data and Metrics
Humane Society of Raleigh County, Inc.WVNew Walking PathEngaging the Public
Humane Society of the Tennessee ValleyTNiMarc Pet Tag Engraving MachineAlternatives to Intake
Humane Society of UtahUTTwo Kiosks with SoftwareInnovative Technology, Data and Metrics
Humane Society of Waupaca CountyWIArchitect ConsultationSustainability (Innovative Fundraising, Fund Development, Strategic Planning, etc.)
Humane Society of West MichiganMIOutpatient Heartworm Treatment PlanInnovative Shelter Medicine
Humane Society of WickenburgAZDoggie Boot CampInnovative Shelter Behavior
Humane Society of YumaAZKitten KitsInnovative Foster Care
Humane Society Silicon ValleyCACat Socializer Volunteer ProgramEngaging Volunteers
Humanity for Horses, Cat DivisionCAFeral and Stray Cat processInnovative Shelter Behavior
Jacksonville Humane SocietyFLStaff TrainingInnovative Training, Development and Leadership Growth
Jasper County Animal Rescue League and Humane SocietyIAFoster Parents SuppliesInnovative Foster Care
Karma Cat + Zen Dog Rescue SocietyNJPublic Adoption CenterRemoving Barriers to Adoption (Adoption Ambassadors, Adopters Welcome, Open Adoptions, etc.)
Kitsap Humane SocietyWAShelter Buddy Online Shelter Management Software UpgradeInnovative Technology, Data and Metrics
Latino Alliance for Animal Care FoundationCAAnimal Welfare EducationEngaging the Public
Lenawee Humane SocietyMIReading Buddies ProgramInnovative Shelter Behavior
Lynchburg Humane SocietyVATenant Pet DepositsAlternatives to Intake
Marian’s Dream: Philanthropy for Animal AdvocatesMESpay Community EducationEngaging the Public
Marley’s Mutts Dog RescueCATravel CratesInnovative Partnerships
McKamey Animal CenterTNIntervention Program to Cat OwnersInnovative Foster Care
Meow Parlour CatsNYProject Safety Net ConsultantInnovative Training, Development and Leadership Growth
Miami Animal AllianceOKSpay/Neuter ClinicsAlternatives to Intake
Mitchell Animal RescueSDPartnership with City of MitchellInnovative Partnerships
MuttvilleCAHealth & Healing Foster ProgramInnovative Foster Care
My Pit Bull is Family Com Inc.MNLaw Enforcement TrainingEngaging the Public
New Leash on LifeTNHeartworm TreatmentsInnovative Shelter Medicine
No Kill Glynn County, IncGASpay/Neuter RecruitmentAlternatives to Intake
PALS of Lincoln CountyMOAdopt-a-Heart ProgramInnovative Shelter Medicine
Paris Animal Welfare SocietyKYMarketing and Management of Foster ProgramInnovative Foster Care
Paws For Life NCNCReduced Adoption Fees eventRemoving Barriers to Adoption (Adoption Ambassadors, Adopters Welcome, Open Adoptions, etc.)
Pet Network Humane SocietyNVGroup Play Program For DogsInnovative Shelter Behavior
Pet Rescue SolutionsCAPartnership With PAW Mission for Barn Cat PlacementsInnovative Partnerships
Pima Animal Care CenterAZPet Support For SeniorsAlternatives to Intake
Prairie Paws Animal ShelterKSLife Size Cardboard Animal StandeesInnovative Marketing and PR
Precious PawsPASenior for Seniors ProgramInnovative Foster Care
Regional Animal Services of King CountyWAPartnership with Cat CafeInnovative Partnerships
Rescue ExpressCANew Transport RouteInnovative Partnerships
Salem County Humane SocietyNJTNR Clinic for Barn CatsReturn to Field
Santa Fe Animal Shelter & Humane SocietyNMExpand Market of Fosters and AdoptersInnovative Marketing and PR
Sonoma County Animal ServicesCAField Fix ProgramEngaging the Public
Southern Pines Animal ShelterMSDog’s Day Out Foster ProgramInnovative Foster Care
Soxrescue MEOW Co.CARescue Chapters on College CampusesSustainability (Innovative Fundraising, Fund Development, Strategic Planning, etc.)
Spay HaywoodTNStray Day EventAlternatives to Intake
Spay Neuter NetworkTXFree Microchipping in Low Income AreasAlternatives to Intake
Stafford Animal ShelterMTiPad and MonitorInnovative Technology, Data and Metrics
Stray Hearts Animal ShelterNMFoster Love – Foster A Shelter Animal ProgramInnovative Foster Care
Tails of the FreePASeniors for Seniors ProgramRemoving Barriers to Adoption (Adoption Ambassadors, Adopters Welcome, Open Adoptions, etc.)
Target ZeroCAAnimal-Friendly Ordinance RevisionsInnovative Training, Development and Leadership Growth
Ten Lives Club, Inc.NYFIV Cat Adoption PromotionRemoving Barriers to Adoption (Adoption Ambassadors, Adopters Welcome, Open Adoptions, etc.)
The Animal FoundationNVPit Bull Education ProgramInnovative Marketing and PR
The Arizona Pet ProjectAZCommunity Outreach & Spay Neuter CoordinatorEngaging Volunteers
The DAWG ProjectTXPartnering with City of DallasInnovative Partnerships
The Humane Society of PinellasFLMilk Maid ProgramAlternatives to Intake
The National Kitten CoalitionVADonor Love ManagerSustainability (Innovative Fundraising, Fund Development, Strategic Planning, etc.)
Thomasville-Thomas County Humane Society, Inc.GAUnchain Thomasville ProgramAlternatives to Intake
Tipton County Paws and ClawsTNHigh School Programs to Support Spay/NeuterAlternatives to Intake
Toccoa Stephens County Humane ShelterGAExpand Marketing EffortsInnovative Marketing and PR
Tony La Russa’s Animal Rescue FoundationCAManaged Admissions systemManaged Admissions
Topeka Spay Neuter ProjectKSCollege Student Foster ProgramInnovative Foster Care
Tri City Animal SanctuaryTXSpay/Neuters for Poteet, TXReturn to Field
Vanderburgh Humane Society, Inc.INKittten KitsInnovative Foster Care
Willamette Humane SocietyORTraining for Leadership StaffInnovative Training, Development and Leadership Growth
Wright-Way RescueILReady-Set-Go ProgramManaged Admissions