Happy Monday! Below is a brief roundup of resources added over the past week.
How your animal organization can better connect with the community it supports
Connecting with your community is more important than ever. Which is why we are republishing this blog from 2022 with the now former Executive Director of Plainfield Area Humane Society, Elijah Brice-Middleton. Looking for ways to better connect with your community? Whether you’re looking to diversify your staff/volunteers, share information about the programs and support… Learn More
Inspire your community to #BeAHelper with these charming PSAs
Last year, Maddie’s Fund®, The Ad Council and The Humane Society of the United States launched, “Pets and People Together,” a fully integrated public service announcement (PSA) campaign, to inspire pet lovers everywhere to #BeAHelper. Ninety-seven percent of pet owners consider their pet to be family. At any given time, anyone may experience a crisis… Learn More
Register now for Camp Maddie: Foster Edition
Registration for Camp Maddie is now open and free! This is where expanding your dog foster program begins. Camp Maddie is a new learning series beginning with a virtual half-day dog foster edition on Thursday, December 7, 9am-1 pm PT (12 pm-4 pm ET). Register Now
Learn strategies for challenging ableism in companion animal welfare
Join Professor Katja M. Guenther on Thursday, November 9, 2023 at 12:00PM PT/3:00PM ET for the latest Maddie’s® Insights installment, Strategies for Challenging Ableism in Companion Animal Welfare. Many animal shelters and rescues unwittingly perpetuate ableism through their engagements with disabled animals, even when they are trying to help these animals. Register Now
Vote for Dr. Kwane Stewart as CNN Hero of The Year!
A Maddie’s Fund grantee, Dr. Stewart provides judgment-free veterinary care for the pets of those experiencing homelessness. Learn more about all the CNN Heroes and vote now!
PEDIGREE Foundation Releases “Build Your Dog Adoption Super Highway” Toolkit
In this toolkit, and the related webinar, animal welfare professionals will learn about common practices and policies that are keeping animals stuck in shelters, easy changes you can make to speed up your dog flow, the WIRC model of customer service (welcome, inform, respect, celebrate), how to ask for and accept help, and how to get your community on board. Get the toolkit
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 $5,000 in grants given away each month to participants!