March 23, 2020
Categories: #MaddieMonday

In light of everything going on, we truly hope you and yours are staying safe and healthy. As a reminder, we have an emergency fostering and COVID-19 webpage that we have updated throughout the week. And don’t forget to join the Emergency fostering during the Covid-19/coronavirus pandemic group on Maddie’s® Pet Forum where you can ask questions, share resources and more. We also hosted two huddles on emergency fostering. You can watch the recording here.

How to safely get shelter pets into homes right now
Emergency foster care is a critical tool for organizations in crisis.  It can increase an organization’s capacity, reduce strain on staff and help them better care for animals. It can be implemented by organizations in crisis and by those helping these organizations. Whether you’re a government shelter or a rescue organization, emergency foster care can… Learn More

#FeelGoodFriday: Positive animal shelter stories of coronavirus
During these uncertain times, we’d like to share a little positive news. If there is one good thing coming out of the COVID-19 crisis, it’s that more people and animal shelters are getting involved in foster care. Here are a few of those happy stories. When Norfolk Animal Care Center learned they would have to… Learn More

Maddie’s® Pet Forum Featured Topics:
Shelter/rescue focused discussion about coronavirus safety measures Join the discussion

More general discussion about working from home during coronavirus Join the discussion

Foster parent recruiting tool to help educate potential fosters Join the discussion

Featured Throwback: Communicating urgency without negativity in emergency fostering
Emergency foster care initiatives can be a game-changer when an organization or one of its partners is in crisis. Quickly sending pets to foster homes at these crucial times can save lives, but the messaging can be tricky. Emergency foster pleas need to be urgent enough to motivate the community to act… Learn More

Want to increase lifesaving?
Connect with us at Maddie’s® Pet Forum, use Maddie’s® Shelter Compass tool to increase lifesaving success and take advantage of free online training with Maddie’s® University!