February 5, 2024
Categories: #MaddieMonday

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

Join CARE for its 4th Annual American Black History Series
February is Black History Month and Companions and Animals for Reform and Equity (CARE) is back with its 4th Annual American Black History Series. CARE hosts this free series in order to raise awareness around the lack of Black veterinarians and to raise scholarship funds for Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) veterinarian students.… Learn More

Apply now for spring Online Instructor-Led Courses!
Looking to implement a new program, learn more about a specific subject and create positive change for pets and people in your community? Look no further than Maddie’s Fund® Online Instructor-Led Courses! The spring 2024 application window opens today, February 1, 2024 and closes on February 16, 2024. These courses require completion of: self-paced online… Learn More

Candid Conversations is back!
Dianne Prado, Founder and President of the Housing Equity & Advocacy Resource Team (HEART LA) will kick of season three of Candid Conversations. Join us on Thursday, February 15, 2024 at 12PM PT/3PM ET to hear from Dianne as she reveals the values, mind-set and skills she’s used create meaningful and impactful work, despite near-insurmountable challenges. Register Now

Open Arms Challenge-focused Weekly Community Conversations
Join us for three Open Arms Challenge-focused Community Conversations in the month of February. These 50-minute Zoom meetings will feature previous Challenge winners and their experiences making changes at their respective organizations. These calls will be invaluable even if you’re not planning on joining the Challenge this year. The lineup is as follows: Disability Inclusion, Community Services Impact and People with Lived Experiences Working Group. Register Now
(If you are already registered for the Weekly Community Conversations, there is no need to register again.) 

The Open Arms Challenge prep period is now! 
The next Open Arms Challenge registration will open from February 26 to March 6, with the Challenge taking place in April 2024. Throughout this month we’ll prepare with calls and resources.  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 $5,000 in grants given away each month to participants!

Want to help keep more people and pets together?
Join Maddie’s® Mailing List, connect with us at Maddie’s® Pet Forum and take advantage of free online training with Maddie’s® University!