November 2, 2020
Categories: #MaddieMonday
Maddies Weekly Roundup: Maddie's pet forum has been refreshed, burlington animal services grows foster base

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

We’ve refreshed Maddie’s Pet Forum – check it out!
We’ve launched! Maddie’s Fund has been tidying up to bring you a newly refreshed Maddie’s Pet Forum (MPF), where connecting with others is now easier than ever before. Check out all of the new features and benefits that you will now experience upon logging in to MPF.   Improved site experience Faster load times… need we say more?… Learn More

#ThanksToMaddie, Burlington Animal Services grows foster base with local university students
When Burlington Animal Services (BAS) in Burlington, NC, received the Pet Foster Stimulus Grant from Maddie’s Fund, they already had a strong foster base. But, thanks to Maddie, their large foster program grew even bigger! The grant gave them a confidence boost to serve additional fosters that wanted to help, including local university students. “We… Learn More

The Shelter Animals Count Covid-19 Impact Report for September is out now
Shelter Animals Count is a collaborative nonprofit organization that is home to the national database of sheltered animal statistics. The Covid-19 interactive Impact Dashboard represents organizations voluntarily reporting January – September data for both 2019 and 2020. Learn more

ASPCA® Maddie’s® Shelter Medicine Conference 2020 recordings are now available
For the first time in its 17 year history, this conference was presented entirely online. Featuring twelve free workshops in two tracks – medical and operations – the ASPCA Cornell Maddie’s Shelter Medicine talks are a unique educational opportunity for veterinarians and other animal welfare professionals to learn from highly regarded experts. You can access all of the recordings by creating a single free account within the ASPCA’s learning platform. Learn more

Registration is now open for the AAWA’s Fall 2020 Virtual Conference!
As we move forward together in the “new normal,” leadership and strategic human resource skills will be more vital and necessary than ever. Carefully selected and curated content in this virtual conference is designed to help you build these skills so you can guide your teams not only through the pandemic, but to thrive during and long after it has receded. This year’s conference will take place from December 1 – December 3, 2020. Register 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

Weekly National Calls
Maddie’s Fund hosts an hour-long Zoom call twice a week. While these calls started out as a response to COVID-19, it’s grown into so much more. These calls are a safe place to discuss uncomfortable topics, all while sharing a common goal of preserving the human-animal bond. Learn More

Want to help keep more people and pets together?
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!