Happy Monday! Below is a brief roundup of resources added over the past week.
CARE launches racial equity course scholarships in honor of Juneteenth
Companions and Animals for Reform and Equity (CARE) is offering its Racial Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (REDI) virtual course free of charge during the month of June. This $800 scholarship honors the federal holiday Juneteenth. Juneteenth (June 19th), is the US federal holiday that celebrates the emancipation of enslaved African Americans. These scholarships are made… Learn More
PetSmart makes bold change to spay/neuter policy
Animals staying in shelters longer, staffing shortages and lack of access to veterinary care have driven animal shelters and rescue organizations to find new ways to move animals out of the shelter and into homes prior to spaying/neutering. That’s why starting in July 2023, PetSmart Charities is waiving the requirement for puppies and kittens (under 6 months)… Learn More
New Shelter Animals Count Analytics and Forecasting Dashboard Now Available!
This new tool visualizes your organization’s trends and rates in one easy format. Not only can you look at your past data, but you will also be able to view forecasts for where your intakes, outcomes and population will be in the next three months. Check it out
PetsandPeoplePhotos.org, a FREE image library
This FREE stock image library was created for animal well-being organizations by HeARTs Speak with #ThanksToMaddie. The goal of this ongoing stock photo project is to increase inclusivity and provide a welcoming environment for all community members. Explore the collection
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
Note: In honor of Juneteenth, there is no call today, June 19
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!