October 8, 2018
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Happy #MaddieMonday! Here’s our weekly roundup of happenings in animal lifesaving!

Animal shelters across the nation — and our Instagram — focus on long stay pets
For the first time ever, animal shelters and rescue organizations across the country are coming together with their communities to get long stay pets into adoptive homes during the Get ‘em Home Challenge! Nearly 250 organizations from 44 states are participating in this 3-month-long contest (shout-out to Texas and California, the states with the most… Learn More

Should animal organizations post the same content multiple times on Twitter?
No animal organization wants to come across as spammy. In fact, on some social networks such as Facebook, posting too frequently will work against you. But on Twitter, more is better, and so is repeating yourself. Two years ago, Twitter gave accounts the ability to re-post — known on the platform as a re-Tweet, or… Learn More

Impacted by Hurricane Florence? Apply for a Grant
The Animal Disaster Funding Collaborative – a collective of animal welfare groups across the U.S. – is making special grants available to local nonprofits and government agencies who are assisting animals and pet owners impacted by Hurricane Florence. Groups participating in the Collaborative include A Kinder World Foundation, the ASPCA, Petco Foundation, Petfinder Foundation, and PetSmart Charities. Learn More

Don’t miss the 2018 Feline Science Symposium at the San Francisco SPCA on November 3rd!
Calling all cat lovers! This year’s event has something for everyone – veterinary professionals, rescue and shelter employees and volunteers, behavior experts, cat owners and devotees of all kinds. The event will feature experts from around the country sharing research and insights into a variety of subjects related to cat behavior and welfare. Learn More.

Maddie’s® Idea Lab application deadline is October 15!
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 and animal welfare leadership. Learn More

Did you join the Get ‘Em Home Challenge? Get information and inspiration in our interactive Huddles!
Huddle with us on Thursdays at 3 pm ET/12 pm PT for  information, resources, tips and answers to your burning questions. Each interactive meeting will begin with a 5-minute presentation about a challenge-related topic, followed by 45 minutes of Q & A and discussion. This week will be about Foster Field Trips! Learn more

Free upcoming webcasts!
We have a ton of free webcasts over the next few months. Can’t make the time? Register and watch them on demand at your convenience! Be sure to scroll on the page and check out recent on-demand ones, too.  Register

Want to increase lifesaving?
Stay connected through Maddie’s® Pet Forum, use Maddie’s® Pet Assistant app to increase foster care success and take advantage of free online training with Maddie’s® University!

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