April 2, 2018
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Happy #MaddieMonday and the opening of our Innovation Grants window! Make sure you have your applications in by April 9 for your chance at $5,000. Read on for more information, including a discount code for HSUS Animal Care Expo and more!

How one animal shelter is keeping people and pets together
Helping people struggling with their pets’ behavior problems early on can keep them in their homes and out of the shelter. That’s exactly what Lollypop Farm, Humane Society of Greater Rochester, has been doing for several years now with their Pet Peeves program and hotline. Now, Maddie’s Fund® has given them an Innovation Grant to… Learn More

Your discount code for this year’s Animal Care Expo in Kansas City – and more!
We hope you’ll be joining us at this year’s Animal Care Expo conference in Kansas City. We won’t tell you exactly what we have planned, but let’s just say we have a marvelous booth and one-of-a-kind sessions, complete with fun surprises and valuable lessons. You won’t want to miss out! We can also tell you… Learn More

Study: How shelters can save more senior cats and dogs
Do you want to get more senior dogs and cats adopted? A new study reports that, to accomplish that goal, animal shelters and rescue organizations need to provide health care to pets already in the shelter, as well as veterinary support to help keep older pets in the homes they already have — whether it’s permanently,… Learn More

Early invite for HSUS Animal Care Expo registered attendees: KC Pet Project mini learning lab and tour sponsored by Maddie’s Fund!
During Animal Care Expo on Monday, May 14th, you have the opportunity to tour KC Pet Project’s former office spaces that are now high-functioning cat adoption rooms and a veterinary care center located in converted construction trailers. Round trip transportation and lunch will be provided. Space is very limited—only 40 attendees per tour, so register today! Learn More

The next round of Innovation Grants is open now through April 9!
Maddie’s Fund® is offering up to $5,000 to implement a new program at your shelter or rescue organization that will advance lifesaving within the category of “Innovative Foster Care.” Learn More

Maddie’s® Idea Lab grant proposals are due April 16!
Do you have a great idea that will help pets? Maddie’s® Idea Lab supports the development and assessment of innovative ideas that have a high likelihood of advancing lifesaving of dogs and cats, the utilization of foster care for dogs and cats or animal welfare leadership. Learn More

The next round of the Animal Shelter Management Certificate Program at the University of the Pacific is starting up on April 16!
The courses start on April 16 and run through September 30 and Maddie’s Fund is now offering scholarships to attend! It is ideal for anyone in the field who wishes to advance their career or improve the live release rate at their shelter. It is also a wonderful way for people who are considering a career move into animal sheltering to gain practical knowledge. Register today

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