August 3, 2020
Categories: #MaddieMonday
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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.

How animal welfare organizations across the country are preparing for the effects of the housing crisis
As ‘COVID fatigue’ sets in for many, it is increasingly important to continue the proactive planning and preventative measures that the animal welfare industry has taken over the past months. With eviction protections beginning to expire across the country, your organization may be bracing itself for a surge in displacement of pets. Below are some… Learn More

6 things you need to know about the foster-centric shelter
Over the last few months, we’ve seen incredible changes within animal welfare. Communities all over the country stepped up to foster pets, opening our eyes to the possibilities of the foster-centric shelter. While we work toward caring for pets in foster homes instead of shelters, here are six things you need to know: 1. This… Learn More

CARE’s PSA: Are we looking for reasons not to adopt?
CARE (Companions and Animals for Reform and Equity) recently released a PSA to all animal shelters and rescue organizations that says, “We must remove barriers to save more lives.” Watch Now

Join Maddie’s® Instructor Summits!
The AmPA! weekly Maddie’s® Instructor Summit offers shelters and rescues a chance to talk through the most current animal sheltering challenges! You’ll join the instructors from Maddie’s® Lifesaving Academy, as well as other industry leaders, but, more importantly, you’ll be able to engage face to face (digitally!) with people like you every Friday afternoon. Topics will change each week. Register Now

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

Check out ASPCA Pro’s two online behavior courses!
For all animal shelter staff and volunteers, these 15-20 minute courses will allow you to easily add ideas from the trainings into your daily routines. They are also CCPDT credit approved! Learn More

The Shelter Animals Count COVID-19 Impact Report for June is now available 
Shelter Animals Count is a collaborative nonprofit organization that is home to the national database of sheltered animal statistics. They just released their COVID-19 Impact Report, along with an infographic looking at data over the past six months. 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

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

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

Need foster caregivers? can help! 
Through their nationwide #StayHomeAndFoster initiative, 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

Maddie’s® Pet Forum Featured Topics:

What is most important to you when picking a veterinarian? Join the discussion

Advice for working with a dysfunctional ED/board? Join the discussion

Share feature recommendations for the Rescue Force Mobile App – an app that allows anyone to request help for any animal from local volunteers! Join the discussion

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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!