December 21, 2020
Categories: #MaddieMonday

Below is a brief round-up of new blog posts and resources we’ve added over the past week. We will be taking a brief break for the rest of the year, but look for brand new blog posts (and a challenge!) in January. We hope you’re able to take some time and recharge after all of your incredible work this year. Thank you for all that you’ve accomplished in helping to keep people and pets together. Happy holidays from all of us at Maddie’s Fund®!

What if we call Return to Owner something else?
On a recent Community Conversations call, Return to Owner (RTO) expert, Gina Knepp, posed the question, “What if we call RTO something else?”   When we make changes to the names of our organizations and programs, or shift the language that we use in messaging, there can be a transformational effect. By simply changing our own terminology, there… Learn More

The No Place Like Home Challenge!
There’s no place like home for a lost pet, especially the home that’s missing them! Looking for a way to keep more pets in their home and out of the shelter and a chance at $150,000 in grant prizes? Join us for the first ever Return to Home (traditionally known as “Return to Owner”) challenge that’s all about reuniting pets with their families ASAP! 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

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 include discussions around a variety of timely topics related to animal welfare, 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!