May 11, 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.

Animal lifesaving doesn’t begin and end at the shelter
As shelter and rescue organizations continue to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic, we thought now would be a good time to revisit this important post from September 2018. Investing in preventive programming keeps animals in loving homes and also makes financial sense. If we want to save the lives of more pets, it’s important to understand… Learn More

Short-term foster for cats? Learn how this Foster Express Challenge-winning organization did it!
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. We’ll be sharing exclusive interviews on Maddie’s Pet Forum as well as on the blog with several of… Learn More

Now that animal shelters are empty, can we ever go back to the way things were?
Before COVID-19 turned our world upside down, you most likely did not know the rate of animals living and dying in your local shelter. You might not have even known about your local animal shelter. It’s possible you may not have known any of the needs about the shelter, unless your pet had been lost or you came into contact with the city service for one reason or another. It was probably… Read More

Petco webinar series for foster caregivers: Have you welcomed a foster or newly adopted pet? These will help! Petco is hosting a webinar series to provide you with additional resources during your new adopter or foster journey. Check out the previously recorded webinars. Learn More

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:
Has your organization started doing virtual adoptions or interested in trying them out?  Join the discussion

Weigh in on this member created poll about rescue communication   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!