April 27, 2020
Categories: #MaddieMonday

Below is a brief round-up of new blog posts and resources that we’ve added over the past week. Due to the increased amount of email being sent in general, we’ve pulled back on sending out emails for most of our individual blog posts. You can catch them all on our Facebook page, here in your weekly roundup and, of course, on the blog.  As a reminder, we’ve created an emergency fostering and COVID-19 webpage that we are updating regularly as new resources become available. You’re also invited 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.

#FeelGoodFriday: Happy birthday to our dear Maddie on April 26th!
Today, we celebrate Maddie’s birthday! Her birthday is technically Sunday, April 26th, but we’re kicking off the celebration early since it’s #FeelGoodFriday. The little lady that started it all continues to positively impact millions of animals throughout the country. Maddie was part of Dave and Cheryl Duffield’s family for 10 years, and they founded Maddie’s… Learn More

Hesitant to try short term foster care, this Foster Express Challenge winner is glad they did
Maddie’s® Foster Express Challenge called on participating shelters to focus on short-term fostering to help get more dogs and cats out of the shelter during the hectic holiday season, get them more exposure and attract new foster caregivers. Short-term fostering for the challenge was defined as stays in foster care of more than two hours… Learn More

Encourage pet owners in your community to make a plan in case of hospitalization
There have been recent news articles explaining the importance of pet owners having a plan for their pets in case of hospitalization during the COVID-19 pandemic, and for good reason. If your animal shelter hasn’t already done so, encouraging pet owners in your community to do so is a great idea. Here are three steps… Learn More

Webcast recording: Empowering Fosters to Help Market Pets From Foster Care
Through training, automating processes and making sending foster pet feedback as easy as possible, empower your fosters to help get their pets adopted. Kelly Duer, Foster Care Specialist, Maddie’s Fund® and Rachel Jones, Adult Dog Foster Coordinator, Pima Animal Care Center hosted this webcast that aired on Thursday, April 23, 2020 at 3:00pm PST. Watch the recording

New Resources added to our COVID-19 Resource page:

  • FAQ: What will your organization keep from the pandemic? *Added on 4/23/20*
    Gimme Shelter: Maddie’s® Shelter Medicine Program at Cornell
  • Shelter Animals Count *Added on 4/23/20*
    Data has never been more important during this time. Check out the March Report to see the national and regional trends.
  • Webinar: Learn about PetPro Connect – Supporting fosters, adopters, and the public with telemedicine *Added on 4/23/20*
    Friday, April 24th, 10:00 – 10:45am PST
  • Webinar: Fear Free for Shelters and Veterinary Clinics *Added on 4/23/20*
    Cindi Delany, DVM, UC Davis Koret Shelter Medicine Program
    Thursday, April 30th, 10:00 – 11:00am PST
  • PST Fundraising for Public Shelters and the 501(c)(3)s that Support Them *Added on 4/23/20*
    Gina Knepp, Michelson Found Animals Foundation and Jim Houpt, Front Street Shelter
    Thursday, May 7, 10:00 – 11:00am PST

Best Friends Animal Society Town Halls
Best Friends Animal Society is hosting a series of COVID-19 town halls. You can watch recordings of previous ones and register for new ones. Learn More

Maddie’s® Pet Forum Featured Topics:
What new ways have you found to utilize your volunteers during this pandemic? How can remote volunteers help during COVID-19? Join the discussion

Safety guidelines for TNR trappers and recovery during covid-19  Join the discussion

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!