July 20, 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.

Could Gateway Pet Guardians’ holistic approach for animal sheltering be the model of the future?
Below is the first post in a three-part series. We’re featuring Gateway Pet Guardians and their progressive approach to animal sheltering that aims to keep people and pets together, just as the new Human Animal Support Services pilot encourages doing. This post shares a little bit about how they operate and how things have changed since… Learn More

7 ways your animal welfare organization can build community programming to keep people and pets together
Below is the second post in a series featuring Gateway Pet Guardians and their progressive approach to animal sheltering aimed at keeping people and pets together. In the first post in this series, we shared an overview of how they operate and how they’ve pivoted since COVID-19 hit. This post focuses on tactical ways your organization… Learn More

How animal shelters can overcome barriers when building their community programming
Below is the third and final post in a series featuring Gateway Pet Guardians and their progressive approach to reimagining the future of animal sheltering aimed at keeping people and pets together. In the first post in this series, we shared an overview of how they operate and how they’ve pivoted since COVID-19 hit. The second… Learn More

Want to learn more about how Human Animal Support Services are keeping people and pets together? 
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

The HSUS Animal Care Expo Online is this week!
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, TX, including an exhibit hall. Plus, you can still earn continuing education credits. Register now

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. Wertheimer is working on a summer research study through her university’s One Health Institute, supported by PetSmart Charities. 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:
For MM: Order of operations for a new animal rescue. Join the discussion

New Mexico Humane Conference: Virtual & Free!  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!