April 19, 2021
Categories: #MaddieMonday

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

How animal shelters can create a culture of safety for employees, volunteers and community members
This is a guest post written by Colleen Parker and Danielle Emery of Urban Resource Institute People and Animals Living Safely (URI PALS). Part two of this two-part series will publish on Tuesday, April 20.  As with any change you’re trying to implement at your animal welfare organization, culture starts with policy and is rooted… Learn More

Take this NEW survey for another chance to win $500 for your animal shelter
No, you’re not living Groundhog Day. Promise. You may remember that we reached out last month to survey your organization, and we’re back for more! In this NEW survey, we’d like to hear more about your organization’s programs that help keep pets and families together, support your community and provide resources in new and exciting ways.… Learn More

Register your shelter for a free volunteer program assessment!
It’s that time again—the folks behind the Volunteer Program Assessment (VPA) are offering their amazing service to shelters at no cost! But hurry, applicants will be considered on a first come, first served basis. VPA is for shelters with a brick and mortar location and at least 30 volunteers; not rescue organizations at this time. Learn more and then apply in the “Apply Now!” tab on their website. Learn More

Save the date: Maddie’s® Candid Conversation with Ariel Zhang on April 27 at 12p PST
Join us for an open, informal 30-minute conversation and Q+A with Ariel Zhang, Senior Director of Strategic Initiatives at the Animal Foundation. As a young immigrant who moved across multiple continents and countries, Ariel watched her parents work hard to start something better for their family. Hosting the talk is Mary Ippoliti-Smith, one of Maddie’s Fund’s executive leadership team members. Learn More

Update your Maddie’s Fund® mailing list preferences!
Are you currently subscribed to the Maddie’s Fund mailing list? If so, we want to make sure our emails are still valuable to you. In the spirit of spring cleaning, we’ve revamped our mailing list form and kindly ask that you take two minutes to update your preferences  ASAP. Update Now

Human Animal Support Services Toolkits are here! 
These toolkits provide professional resources for implementing the Human Animal Support Services model of animal sheltering. They’ve been created in collaboration with the HASS Project Working Groups, Pilot Shelters, and HASS/American Pets Alive! staff. Learn More

Want to help keep more people and pets together?
Connect with us at Maddie’s® Pet Forum and take advantage of free online training with Maddie’s® University!