June 15, 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.

10 ways to keep your new foster caregivers engaged
When the COVID-19 pandemic began, shelters and rescues across the country were flooded with more applications from more potential fosters than many believed were even possible. Pets were sent to foster homes and adoption floors were emptied.  Now that some of us are returning to our usual schedules, what can we do to keep these… Learn More

Attack kitten season like kittens attack your hands with these resources
Kitten season is in full swing, so here are some of our best kitten resources all in one place. We know things are a little different this year, but that’s not stopping the kittens from coming! Feral felines & kittens found outdoors.  This webinar from the Kitten Lady comes highly recommended from Gimme Shelter. Her… 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 tracksmedical and operationsthe 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

Upcoming Webcasts: Supporting and Engaging Foster Caregivers During COVID-19 and Million Cat Challenge
Join us for the Supporting and Engaging Foster Caregivers During COVID-19 Webcast this Thursday, June 18 at 4pm Pacific / 7pm Eastern. Register now

Join us for the Million Cat Challenge: COVID Control Strategies – Maintaining Safety During Re-Opening and Beyond Webcast on Wednesday, June 24 at 12n Pacific / 3pm Eastern. Register now

Best Friends Animal Society Town Halls
Did you miss this weeks Best Friends Animal Society town hall? Animal welfare leader and president of Companions and Animals for Reform and Equity (CARE), James Evans discusses how the animal welfare movement got to where we are today and how to move forward. Learn More

Maddie’s® Pet Forum Featured Topics:
HEART Network is offering free humane education programming for summer! Explore these home learning activities to share with young people over the summer to help them practice self-care, foster compassion for animals and the environment. 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!