July 6, 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.

Connect with other animal shelter professionals and volunteers every Monday morning!
Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, animal shelter workers, volunteers and animal welfare leaders from across the country have been meeting every Monday morning at 7am PT/10am ET to discuss protocols, ideas, obstacles they’re facing and more. Led by Kristen Hassen-Auerbach, Director of Pima Animal Care in Tucson, AZ, these calls have provided an opportunity for… Learn More

Short-term fostering opens the door to recruitment
Maddie’s® Foster Express Challenge called on participating shelters to focus on short-term fostering to help get more dogs and cats out of the shelter during the hectic holiday season, get them more exposure and attract new foster caregivers. The following is the last in this series.  How do you recruit new fosters? By enticing them with… 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

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

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

Register for the @ASCPA webinar this Wednesday
Register for the ASPCA webinar, Animal Relocation in the COVID-19 Era, on July 8 to assess whether resuming animal relocation makes sense for your organization. Register now

Looking to host virtual meet-and-greets for animals in foster care?
Check out this example from the ASPCA L.A. Foster Program and learn how you can ask foster families to share their unique knowledge of their foster pet with potential adopters. Learn More

Maddie’s® Pet Forum Featured Topics:
Cat behavioral assessment form – Does anyone have a fairly simple form that our volunteers can use to assess the behavior/personality of a cat that is new to the rescue?  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!