Happy Monday! Below is a brief roundup of resources added over the past week.
Resources to incorporate more welcoming practices at your animal organization
With the Open Arms Challenge kicking off next month, the Maddie’s® Pet Forum resource drive for March is focused on welcoming practices. We know that making changes to your organization’s existing practices can sometimes be challenging, so the goal with this resource drive is to share and learn from others who have made changes or… Learn More
The February Community Conversations grant giveaway winners are…
On Monday, Maddie’s Fund gave four organizations a $2,500 grant for attending the February Weekly Community Conversations! A total of $10,000 in grants was given to four people chosen at random. These four people won a grant for their organization: Tracy Sator, Wags & Whiskers, (Innsbrook, MO) Shana McCawley, Freed Spirits Animal Rescue (Phoenix, AZ)… Learn More
Exploring the rich, overlooked history of Black animal activism
Understanding the of the animal protection movement in the U.S. and the emancipation and struggle of formerly enslaved Americans history is critical to making the animal protection movement more inclusive, says historian Paula Tarankow. Read More
Maddie’s® Million Pet Challenge Learniverse: Spring 2023 Shelter Summit and Fast Tracks
On March 14, gather with expert coaches and peers in a half-day Shelter Summit to explore topics that meet your most urgent challenges and get a bird’s-eye view of where your shelter could go next. The summit is free and will start at 9AM PT/12PM ET and end at 12:30PM PT/3:30PM ET. Learn More
On-demand webcast: Maddie’s® Insights: Treatment Options for Canine Fears and Anxiety
Watch as Dr. Nicholas Dodman, DVM, DACVA, DACVB and Ian Dinwoodie, a data analyst and software engineer, as they discuss the results of their recent publication concerning optimal treatments for various canine behavior issues related to fear and anxiety. Watch Now
Last chance: National Shelter Programs Survey
Got a few minutes? We’d love to hear from you! The intent of this survey is to collect accurate information about United States shelters and rescue organizations. By completing this survey, you’ll be entered into a drawing with a chance to win one of ten $500 grants! The survey closes on March 20. Learn More
Don’t forget: Monthly grant opportunity!
Maddie’s Fund is giving away a $3,000 grant each month to one lucky Maddie’s® Pet Forum member! You’ll automatically be entered to win each month when you start a new discussion, reply to a new post… 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!