October 5, 2020
Categories: #MaddieMonday
Maddie's Weekly Roundup, How saving sunny integrated animal services into their community, shelterluv tool to track field services data

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

How Saving Sunny integrated animal services into their community
Saving Sunny Inc., a dog-based animal welfare organization in Louisville, Kentucky, has been transforming the model of the animal sheltering system since 2010. Their efforts aim to make animal services part of their community’s social service, much like the Human Animal Support Services (HASS) initiative strives to do. Co-Founders, Maureen Kennan and Kelsey Westbrook, shared their… Learn More

Free Shelterluv tool to take your field services data to the next level
As animal sheltering becomes more community-centric, organizations across the nation are expanding their efforts to keep people and pets together not only inside the shelter walls, but outside the shelter walls, too. Until now, we’ve known the different points of care happening outside of the shelter walls have been effective, but not always easy to… Learn More

Upcoming webcast: Supporting renters with pets during Covid-19
As more renters find themselves on the brink of eviction, the animal welfare field is girding for a deluge of surrenders. But hang on! There’s still more that can be done to keep people with pets together safely in their homes. Join us on Thursday, October 8 at 12pm PT/3pm ET for a 60-minute presentation with legal policy experts, Abby Volin and Sarah Rosenberg of Opening Doors. Register Now

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.

Applications are open for more ASPCA COVID-19 Relief Grants!
ASPCA is reopening its Request for Proposals under the COVID-19 Relief Initiative from October 5-12 and is inviting grant applications from animal welfare organizations negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Applications are open from October 5 at 6am PT/9am ET to October 12 at 11am PT/2pm ET. Learn more

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!