July 13, 2020
Categories: #MaddieMonday

Below is a brief round-up of new blog posts and resources 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.

HASS is empowering animal shelters and their communities all around the nation
In light of COVID-19, you could say that the animal welfare industry has experienced a complete makeover. Collaborative efforts heightened among industry leaders, animal shelters and rescue organizations to support one another, and it didn’t stop there. People in their own neighborhoods stepped up to offer a helping hand to pets within their communities, too.… Learn More

Maddie’s Tail Wag activity book is just in time for summer!
Maddie’s® Tail Wag is a collection of activities and coloring pages for animal lovers of all ages, now available for two different age groups! Children 6 & under and kids 7 – 10 can color and learn to their hearts content.  Maddie’s® Tail Wag activity books are free and available for your organization to provide to your… Learn More

Attend Animal Care Expo from the comfort of your own home!
Humane Society of the United State’s Animal Care Expo Online has gone virtual this year and while we will miss seeing everyone in person, we think it’s a great alternative! With more than 30 professional development sessions, you’ll be sure to find a session (or several), to suit your needs. We are proud to sponsor… Learn More

Want to learn more about how Human Animal Support Services are keeping people and pets together? Check out this press release
Human Animal Support Services (HASS), a new animal welfare organizational model, will implement a new range of services for pets and people in 12 pilot cities, helping keep more animals in their homes and communities and reducing the number entering the shelter system through programs and resources. Read More

Help us learn about the impacts of COVID-19 on shelter animal populations with this short survey
Maddie’s Fund® is sharing this survey in support of the veterinary community and access to care research on behalf of Rachel Wertheimer, CSU DVM class of 2020 at Colorado State University. Take this short, anonymous survey to be entered into a raffle for a $50 Amazon gift card! Take the survey

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

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

Upcoming webcast: Million Cat Challenge: Navigating Anesthetic Drug Shortages in Shelters After COVID
In this 90-minute webcast, you’ll learn what your organization needs to know to provide spay/neuter and veterinary care in a time of COVID. Join us on Wednesday, August 12 at 12pm PT/3pm ET. Register Now

Register for ASPCA’s upcoming webcast: Shelter Behavior Roundtable: Behavioral Support for Fosters
Join the ASPCA Learning Lab for an interactive session where you’ll engage with sheltering experts on methods to increase your capacity to provide behavioral support to foster families. Register Now

Maddie’s® Pet Forum Featured Topics:
Feline bonded pairs – Do any of you have protocol for determining who needs to stay together? Join the discussion

Itchy Dog – Anyone have any ideas or advice on how to help my itchy dog find some relief from her allergies? 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!