May 3, 2021
Categories: #MaddieMonday

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

Now’s the time to enter your Shelter Animals Count data!
This is your friendly reminder to enter your Shelter Animals Count (SAC) data! Data plays an important role in the animal welfare sector. It has enabled our industry to compile a complete picture of the animals entering and leaving shelters. You can see how your data compares to those in other states or look up… Learn More

Returning more animals home: has your animal shelter joined Petco Love Lost yet?
In case you missed it, Petco Love (formerly Petco) has been busy making changes to help keep more people and pets together! In fact, they just launched Petco Love Lost (formerly Finding Rover), a national resource to help easily reunite lost pets using their patented facial recognition technology. Pet companies, animal welfare organizations, and veterinarians… Learn More

Register now for the Spring Conference for Animal Welfare Advancement!
Join the Association for Animal Welfare Advancement virtually from June 8-10, 2021! This spring will have a special focus on inclusion – inclusion of diverse ideas towards organizational growth, inclusion of all staff and volunteers in cultural shifts, and inclusion of diverse partners within the communities we serve. Register today

The Best Practice Playbook for Animal Shelters is now available as an e-book!
Dr. Sara Pizano has been working tirelessly to convert her book to an e-book! Her well-regarded book outlines proven best practice strategies to keep pets with their families, engage communities to action on behalf of pets in need, create responsible public policy and place pets who do enter the shelter quickly into homes or back to their original homes. Buy on Amazon Kindle or Apple

Attention Californians! The California Animal Welfare Funder’s Collaborative (CAWFC) has grants for you!
CAWFC has $250,000 in grants available to shelters that propose innovative ideas in improving animal welfare, preserving human-animal connections, lifesaving, and field services. The (extended) deadline to apply is Friday, May 7th, 5 p.m. PST. Learn more

Upcoming free webcast on May 4 at 12n PT: Is it time to hit the brand refresh button?
Join us for a free, one-hour webcast and take the lead on evaluating whether your current brand represents your work and culture. Learn how to analyze your organization’s brand and make simple and possibly complex changes to evolve into a community-focused organization with stronger relationships and improved public perception.. Register today

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!