September 14, 2020
Categories: #MaddieMonday
Human Animal Support Services keeping people and pets together

Below is a brief round-up of new blog posts and resources we’ve added over the past week.

#HassInAction: LifeLine Animal Project thinks outside of the box to keep person and pup together
With the animal welfare movement constantly evolving and transitioning to meet the needs of people and their pets, animal shelter and rescue organizations are realizing they may need to think outside of the box to find ways to best serve their communities. One organization in particular, LifeLine Animal Project in Atlanta, GA, had a pup and his… Learn More

Join #AdoptAFosterDog and celebrate Adopt a Shelter Dog Month with the ASPCA
This year’s ASPCA campaign will focus on educating shelters on how to elevate their Adoption Ambassadors program, particularly by leveraging virtual adoptions. The campaign hopes to empower shelters and rescues to train their foster families to facilitate the marketing and adoption of their foster dogs directly to adopters. Registration is open until September 30. Register Now

Best Friends Professional Development Symposium: Reaching New Heights in Contemporary Animal Services
Register for this new dynamic online symposium for animal services professionals and students devoted to lifesaving innovation and revolutionary change for pets and people. This year’s Best Friends Professional Development Symposium is taking place on September 16-17. Register Now

HSUS Eviction Response Toolkit
Support pet owners in your community who are facing eviction with this toolkit. Learn More

Job opportunity! HASS is hiring a Keeping Families Together Program Manager
Interested in joining this transformative collaborative effort? Human Animal Support Services is hiring a full-time remote position. Learn More

ASPCA’s Safe Workplace Playbook
The ASPCA’s new Safe Workplace Playbook for Animal Shelters explains new COVID-19 processes and procedures, including health checks, adjusted workspaces to allow for physical distancing, use of PPE, enhanced hygiene, and cleaning protocols. Learn how to keep your team, volunteers, the public and yourself safe. 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

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

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

Stay connected
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.

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!