August 17, 2020
Categories: #MaddieMonday
Brown dog relaxing on yellow chair

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.

Prevent surrenders by learning how to resolve common behavioral problems
When people get frustrated with their pet’s behavior, their bond suffers, and if they can’t figure out how to deal with the issue, they may feel that their only option is to surrender their pet to the shelter. In How to Help People Resolve Some Common Behavior Problems and Keep Their Pets, from Saving Nevada’s Pets Conference: Shelter… Learn More

4 ways your animal welfare organization can create long-term generational impact in your community
Humane Rescue Alliance (HRA), the first regional, community-based, multi-state animal welfare organization in the nation, has been working on a number of initiatives as they transition toward a more community-centric model. On a recent COVID-19 weekly national call, Lisa LaFontaine, President and CEO of the Humane Rescue Alliance, shared four things that their industry-leading organization… Learn More

Check out Best Friends resource page to learn more on how to be road-block free
Now more than ever, being a part of the sheltering and rescue community means actively looking for ways to keep pets in the places they call home and inviting more animal-loving folks to the lifesaving party. Learn more about removing common roadblocks with these resources. Learn More

Upcoming webcast: Million Cat Challenge: Foster Greatness
If you’d like to recruit, train and onboard volunteers quicker, better, faster, then grab your foster coordinators and a seat in this action-packed webinar now. Join us this Thursday, August 20 at 12pm PT/3pm ET. Register Now

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

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

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:

Community Cats/FVRCP – Could you please provide your opinion or any documentation indicating why it is not always recommended to vaccinate unhealthy cats? Join the discussion

Remote Volunteers – We are trying to figure out how to keep our remote volunteers busy with projects during the pandemic. Does anyone else’s shelter have remote volunteers, and if so, what projects have you been assigning them? 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!