February 22, 2021
Categories: #MaddieMonday

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

Today is a great day to enter your data on Shelter Animals Count
With January behind us, what better time to enter your January 2021 Shelter Animals Count (SAC) data? If you haven’t completed your 2020 data, it’s not too late to add that either! After you have entered all your organization’s data, be sure to explore the data on the Data Dashboards. There, you can study data… Learn More

Catch-up with the No Place Like Home Challenge huddles on Maddie’s Pet Forum
We are halfway through the eight, great Return to Home (RTH) huddles! If you’ve been unable to attend all of them or simply want to connect with other Challenge participants, head on over to Maddie’s® Pet Forum. Our kickoff huddle focused on organizations embracing the culture of Return to Home. There, one of our panelists, Ed… Learn More

Your 1/2 off discount code for My Dog is My Home’s Co-sheltering Conference!
A first-of-its-kind conference focused on equity + access within social services for people and their companion animals experiencing homelessness, this conference will take place from March 2-4, 2021. Maddie’s Fund is a proud sponsor. Use code: meow2021 for 50% off your registration fee! Register now

Conference Session: Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in Hiring Philosophy and Practices
Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion are on the forefront of our collective mind. However, what does that actually look like in practice, especially when it comes to our hiring practices? From recruitment to defining qualifications to hiring processes to organizational culture, what are things we can do to be more equitable? What are bad habits we need to drop? This session, presented by Vu Le was recorded during the Fall Conference for Animal Welfare 2020. Watch Now

Take this short survey for your chance at a $500 grant!
Learning about shelter and rescue organizations’ programs can help us keep more people and pets together everywhere, so we’re looking to collect information on programs across the United States in this short survey. We’re looking for only ONE respondent per organization. The person most familiar with your organization’s policies and structure, such as your organization’s director or manager, should complete this 5-10 minute survey. If this is not you, please forward this message on to them. Take survey

Celebrate Black History Month with CARE’s webinar series
Throughout February, Companions and Animals for Reform and Equity (CARE) is hosting a series of weekly talks with a panel of African American professionals, both in and out of animal welfare. The final talk is titled Pathways to Veterinary School on Tuesday, February 23 at 7pm EST. Register Now

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!