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.
Why it’s important to empower your community to help lost pets
What do people do when they find a lost dog or cat? In the city of Austin, many of them attempt to find the owner themselves. And, it’s often done with zero or little intervention on their behalf. Mark Sloat, Program Manager of Austin Animal Services, shared the Found Animal data from October 2019 through March 2020 during a… Learn More
Over 2,600 shelter cats are getting kennel makeovers
Like many of us, shelter cats are taking this time to reevaluate their space, redecorate and purchase new furniture. Or in their case, portals. Thanks to Million Cat Challenge’s Portalmania 2020, 82 shelters are being awarded 2,685 portals. Cramped housing has an adverse effect on cats. “Multiple studies have looked at the effect of poor housing on cats,… 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
The HSUS Animal Care Expo Online is coming up!
Animal Care Expo Online takes place July 22-24, 2020. You’ll get to experience much of the same incredible content that would have been offered in San Antonio, including an exhibit hall. Plus, you can still earn continuing education credits. In honor of the 29th annual Expo, advance registration is only $29 now through July 7th! 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
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