April 12, 2021
Categories: #MaddieMonday

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

Learn to speak cat and get continuing education credits, too!
What does it mean when a cat flicks her tail around? Or starts making biscuits on your leg? What about airplane ears?  You’ll learn all this and more in How to Speak Cat, our feline communications online course. And now as an added bonus, the course has been approved for 2.00 hours of Certified Animal Welfare Administrator continuing… 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

Take this NEW survey and you could win one of ten $500 grants!
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. By completing this survey, you could win one of ten $500 grants! Take survey

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

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!