April 6, 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.

More pets are in foster homes than ever before! Now what?
Emergency foster initiatives in response to the COVID-19 pandemic have resulted in more shelter pets placed in foster care than ever before. Shelters in cities like Detroit, Kansas City and Norfolk have cleared their kennels with help from foster caregivers in their communities. Now that the pets are in temporary homes, we need to take the next step: moving them from foster… Learn More

Should you separate, isolate or quarantine a pet that has been exposed to COVID-19?
There has been a lot of confusion around what precautions to take for pets who may have been exposed to COVID-19. Currently, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) doesn’t have evidence that companion animals, including pets, can spread COVID-19. So, do you isolate, quarantine or separate a pet that has been in a house with the virus?  For now, separation… Learn More

Free Webcast: Million Cat Challenge: Spay/Neuter in the COVID Era
Hear the latest national guidance consensus on the role of spay/neuter during the pandemic and how programs are navigating these unprecedented times. Watch the recording 

New Resources added to our COVID-19 Resource page:

  • Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic: Eligible Emergency Protective Measures *Added on 4/2/20*
  • Webcast Recording: Don’t Be a Fomite! Principles of Disease Transmission in Shelters *Added on 4/2/20*
    Presenter Dr. Erin Henry
  • COVID FAQ and Resources *Added on 3/27/20*
    Humane Society of the United States
  • Webinar recording: Coping with Stress During COVID-19: Resources For Animal Care + Welfare Workers *Added on 3/27/20*
    Jessica Dolce, Certified Compassion Fatigue Educator
  • Livestream support for foster caregivers. Social distancing with a foster or newly adopted pet? *Added on 4/2/20*
    Tune in live and get support from our team of experts. Watch previous recordings and register for upcoming ones.
    Petco Foundation

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:
HEART Network is offering free at-home humane education teaching modules and activities for parents to use with their children! Join the discussion

Help an organization come up with alternative plans for the upcoming volunteer appreciation week 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!