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.
Congratulations to over 200 Pet Foster Care Stimulus Grant recipients!
When we put out the call for the Pet Foster Care Stimulus Grant applications, we never thought we would receive over 1,000 inquiries! You have embraced foster care like never before, and for that we are grateful. A silver lining of the COVID-19 pandemic is that pets are spending more time in foster homes than… Learn More
The many ways you can proactively reduce intake at your animal shelter
Back in February 2020, national animal welfare leaders met in Austin, TX, for the American Pets Alive! Conference to exchange ideas, tools and solutions that are helping the United States get to no-kill. In case you missed it, all 60 presentation recordings from the 2020 American Pets Alive! Conference are now available on-demand. Ten of… Learn More
Need foster caregivers? GreaterGood.org can help!
Through their nationwide #StayHomeAndFoster initiative, GreaterGood.org has over 80,000 people signed up to foster, but just 750 organizations to match them with. Register your organization so you can be matched with local fosters in your area! If your organization is not in need right now, you can still sign up so that everything is ready to go when you do need. This includes all 50 states and Puerto Rico. Learn More
Register for the ASPCA Cornell Maddie’s Shelter Medicine Conference!
This year’s conference will take place virtually from July 11-12, 2020, and registration fees will be waived. Featuring twelve free workshops in two tracks–medical and operations–the 2020 ASPCA® Cornell Maddie’s® Shelter Medicine Conference is a unique educational opportunity for veterinarians and other animal welfare professionals to learn from our field of highly regarded speakers. Register now
Registration for ASPCA’s Meow For Now Kitten Foster Campaign is now open!
Want to find more foster parents and elevate the success of your kitten foster program? The ASPCA’s nationwide Meow For Now campaign engages foster families all over the country and sends them to you, their local participating shelter or rescue. Register for a kitten caboodle of great resources plus national exposure. Register now
Upcoming Webcast: Million Cat Challenge: COVID Control Strategies – Maintaining Safety During Re-Opening and Beyond
Re-opening shelters and services brings the risk of COVID-19 resurgence. This webcast will provide a roadmap for reopening that can be customized for shelters and clinics everywhere. Join us this Wednesday, June 24 at 12pm Pacific / 3pm Eastern. Register now
Shelterluv and Adopt-a-Pet.com hosts their third Best Practices Session this Wednesday
Guest speaker, April Harris – Director of Animal Welfare Insights from Adopt-a-Pet.com – will be presenting potential adopter search trends and associated insights. The Shelterluv team will then discuss how to set up an automated integration with Adopt-a-Pet.com and other third-party animal aggregators.. Register now
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:
Quick Poll: What’s the current fostering status for you or your organization? Join the discussion
New discussion in #FacilityDesign on proper cat quarantine kennel design. Join the discussion
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