October 12, 2020
Categories: #MaddieMonday
Boosting animal welfare organizations return to owner rates, supporting renters with pets through Covid19

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

Boost your animal welfare organization’s return-to-owner rates with Animal Care Officers
When trying to boost your animal welfare organization’s return-to-owner (RTO) rates, Animal Care Officers (ACO) can play big role. Adam Ricci, Vice President of the National Animal Care and Control Association (NACA), and Director of Operations at Palm Valley Animal Society in Edinburg, TX, shares how animal welfare organization’s field officers can help increase RTO… Learn More

Check out this free recorded webcast on how to support renters with pets through Covid-19
The eviction crisis has been on the forefront of the animal welfare industry’s focus over the past several months. While renters have already been facing challenges finding pet-friendly housing, many are now finding themselves on the brink of eviction. In response, animal welfare organizations are preparing for a surge of housing instability and as a… Learn More

ASPCA Disaster Response – Request for Proposals
The ASPCA is inviting proposals for funding from authorized disaster response agencies providing direct support to companion animals, equines and their owners in communities currently or recently impacted by or at high-risk for catastrophic natural disasters. The application opens Monday, October 12th at 6am PT/9am ET and closes Monday, November 2nd at 11am PT/2 pm ET. Learn more

Take this important test on implicit bias from CARE
We are sharing this important research test on behalf of CARE, who is focused on transforming the animal welfare industry with research, inspiring narratives, evidence-based inclusion training and compassion. Please invite your interior organization to take this test, including Board members, Veterinary staff and Volunteers. It will take about 15 minutes to complete. Take the test

Is your organization treating animals injured from the wildfires?
Tom Van Winkle from Hinsdale Humane Society in IL, is seeking to find animal welfare organizations who are in need of assistance for eye injuries and/or burns to receive a donation of Ophthalmic Antibiotic Ointment and Topical Antibiotic Ointment. If your animal welfare organization is in need of assistance for eye injuries and/or burns, you can contact info@myaapp.org.

Apply for the Rachael Ray Save Them All Grant and the Rachael Ray No-Kill Excellence Grant
Best Friends Animal Society wants to make it easier for their Best Friends Network partners to save the lives of dogs and cats. Applications are open for both grants that will fund projects that have a measurable impact on making the country no-kill by 2025. The deadline to apply is October 23 at 4pm PT/7pm ET. Learn more

California Animal Welfare Funders Collaborative awards $200,000 in grants to animal shelters across the state
We are proud to be a partner in the California Animal Welfare Funders Collaborative, a new initiative to award $200,000 in grants to animal shelters across the state. Members include Annenburg Foundation, Annenburg PetSpace, Best Friends Animal Society, Maddie’s Fund and Michelson Found Animals Foundation. Learn More

Help us learn how to improve the in-kennel welfare of dogs with this short survey
Maddie’s Fund® is sharing this survey on behalf of Allie Andrukonis, PhD student at Texas Tech University, studying animal science. If you work at an animal shelter or rescue organization, participate in this new study on in-kennel welfare in dogs. Take the survey

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? 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

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!