April 20, 2020
Categories: #MaddieMonday

Below is a brief round-up of new blog posts and resources that we’ve added over the past week. 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.

Turn your foster caregivers into master marketers with this quick online course
With more people stepping up to provide foster homes for pets, marketing foster pets from their homes has never been so important. Some shelter and rescue organizations are still conducting adoptions virtually with a socially-distanced handoff, so being able to capture a pets’ personality through photos, video and words is key. Our new Maddie’s® University… Learn More

What is the difference between telehealth, telemedicine, teletriage, etc.?
The following blog post is written by Dr. Michael (Mike) Greenberg, DVM, Director of Outreach Programs, Maddie’s Fund®. In the world of telehealth, there are a lot of terms that sound similar, but they’re not synonymous. Understanding the differences between these terms is key to understanding the field, particularly as it relates to the legal… 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

Free Webcast: 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 will host this webcast on Thursday, April 23, 2020 at 3:00pm PST. Learn More

New Resources added to our COVID-19 Resource page:

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:
Watch this previously aired webinar about how to make money on social media during coronavirus! Join the discussion

What concerns or questions do you have about caring for animals during the coronavirus pandemic?  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!