February 12, 2018
Categories: #MaddieMonday

It’s another #MaddieMonday, and we’ve got a round-up of what you might have missed last week, plus a reminder about our free feline communications course and an offer to give your available pets a boost from the Shelter Pet Project!

Involved in animal transport? These 5 tips will keep pets happy and healthy while on the move
Dr. Brian DiGangi, Senior Shelter Medicine Director for the ASPCA, recently authored a peer-reviewed overview of health, welfare and safety tips for animal transport for Clinician’s Brief. It includes comprehensive information on vaccination, diagnostic testing and other health-related travel requirements, best practices and laws, as well as links to additional information. Learn more…

How a Heroes and Hounds program can help your long-stay dogs get adopted
Did you know that having veterans work with long-stay shelter dogs is a win-win for both veterans and the dogs? That’s exactly what Humane Society of the Tennessee Valley (HSTV) discovered when they launched their Heroes and Hounds program, pairing veterans with at-risk dogs who need a little special attention to get ready for adoption. Read more…

Got pets? Need homes?
Would you like the Shelter Pet Project to feature your available dogs and cats on their social media channels? Just share them on Instagram with the tag #StartAStoryAdopt to submit them for consideration. Cats especially welcome! Not on Instagram? Email contact@theshelterpetproject.org with the name of the dog or cat in the subject line, a good photo and a positive description of what makes the pet special!

Do you speak cat? Learn how with our free, online Feline Communications course!
Understanding how to read a cat’s body language can help deepen the bond of friendship and make cats more at ease. For cats waiting to be adopted, this means increasing their chances of finding a home. For those who have already found their forever home, it aids us in providing better care for our furry companions. Take the free course here…

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