September 26, 2022
Categories: #MaddieMonday

Happy Monday! Below is a brief roundup of resources added over the past week.

Animal organizations experience more adopters and time, thanks to the Open Arms Challenge
Adoption applications and requirements are often the first impression a potential adopter gets. During the 2021 Open Arms Challenge, several organizations made changes to its adoption processes and these changes brought about more adopters, foster caregivers and challenged staff to confront and talk about their unconscious biases. Animal Harbor, Robust Program winner in Tennessee, made… Learn More

Final Return to Home Challenge Huddle!
Every Wednesday during the month of September, there will be a 50-minute Zoom Huddle at 12pm PT/3pm ET. Each Zoom Huddle will consist of 20-minute presentations from peers involved in Return to Home programs at their animal shelter or rescue organization. This will be followed by 30-minute Q&A.

Maddie’s® Candid Conversation with José Ocaño: Tuesday, September 27th
Join us for a conversation with José Ocaño, Senior Director of People and Culture, Best Friends Animal Society, and Maddie’s Fund Executive Leadership Team member Mary Ippoliti-Smith. Afterwards, continue the conversation with José on Maddie’s Pet Forum. Register now

Free meditation gathering
Join Dr. Jyothi V. Robertson on Thursday, September 29 at 5:00PM PT/8:00PM ET for her one-hour “The Journey You Own Meditation Gathering.” This is a virtual sitting meditation session to “create a shared, supportive space to explore grounding practices.” Register Now

The Fall 2022 Conference for Animal Welfare Advancement
November 14-16, 2022 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Tracks include: Analysis and Planning, Internal and External Communications, Strategic Workforces. Learn more

Weekly Community Conversations 
Register now for the weekly Monday 11AM PT/2PM ET call for animal well-being professionals. These 50-minute calls are a collaborative space to share exciting new programs and research, discuss uncomfortable topics, connect with peers in the industry, and more, all while sharing a common goal of preserving the human-animal bond. There’s also $10,000 in grants given away each month to participants!  Watch Last Week’s

Take the 2022 National Shelter Survey
Shelter Animals Count, ASPCA and have teamed up for this 15-minute shelter survey. Take the survey

Want to help keep more people and pets together?
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