September 9, 2019
Categories: #MaddieMonday

Apply for our new ONLINE apprenticeship!
Is your shelter or rescue looking to save the lives of more adult dogs? Then the Maddie’s® Short-term Foster and Field Trips Online Apprenticeship is for you! Applicants must apply by Wednesday, September 11th. Learn More

How Nashville Humane Association turned a power failure into a win for their dogs and cats
Summers in Nashville are notoriously hot and humid, and this July day was no exception. The temperature hit 94 degrees before noon. Right around that time at Nashville Humane Association (NHA), the power went out. It didn’t take long for the building to begin steaming up. Animals began to pant in the heat. The power… Learn More

Use this free assessment tool to learn how to better support and retain your animal foster caregivers
Do you know how your foster volunteers feel about their work with your organization? Looking for ways to retain current foster caregivers? Want to develop stronger customer service for your foster caregivers?   If you answered yes to any of these questions, the Foster Assessment System Tool, or FAST-15 for short, is for YOU!  “Foster volunteers… Learn More

$50,000 in grants given away at the Best Friends National Conference in Dallas
Did you join us at the Best Friends National Conference in July? If so, there’s a good chance you played our Plinko game and won a prize or two! Even if you didn’t win the big bucks, you likely walked away with some fun socks, an apron, water bottle or a fun #WAGH pin. Please… Learn More

Research study: Foster care has an impact on dogs’ welfare and adoption
Button had been at the Kansas City Pet Project for about a month, and he wasn’t doing well. He was displaying alarming signs of kennel stress, including pacing, spinning, vocalizing and jumping up and down over and over. The shelter has an excellent enrichment program that includes play groups, walks, puzzle toys and more, but… Learn More

Has your shelter registered for Maddie’s® Shelter Compass yet?
What are you waiting for?! Animal shelters can now build a custom lifesaving roadmap within minutes, thanks to Maddie’s® Shelter Compass. Registration for this free web-based tool is now open and is easy to do. All you need to do is enter some basic shelter data and answer a few questions, and woof there it is! Learn More

You can now watch recordings of sessions from Maddie’s® Shelter Medicine Conference! 
Now in its 16th year, this conference provides high-quality education for veterinary, animal shelter and spay/neuter professionals to improve the quality of care for animals. Presentations are given by speakers who are highly regarded in their respective fields in five major tracks: DVM, LVT, Management, Staff & Volunteers and Disaster Emergency Sheltering. Watch Now

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