April 1, 2024
Categories: #MaddieMonday

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

How one shelter is using a field trip program to rally their community
“One of the best things we could have done for our shelter was create our Paws Around the Pee Dee program,” says Wendy Ransome, a foster coordinator, data manager and volunteer from Darlington County Humane Society in Darlington, South Carolina. (Pee Dee is a region in the northeast corner of South Carolina, which lies along… Learn More

These upcoming webcasts will put a spring in your step!
From animal behavior and foster care to intake diversion and more, these webcasts over the next four weeks have you covered! Mark your calendars for the dates below, and be sure to bookmark the events page on Maddie’s® Pet Forum to stay up to date on all events animal well-being (welfare) related. Upcoming webcasts:  *New recurring… Learn More

Day two of Camp Maddie: Behavior Edition is Wednesday!
April 3, 2024 from 9AM-1PM PT (12PM-4PM ET)
The free, virtual event will consist of presentations, short videos and question and answer sessions. At Camp Maddie: Behavior Edition, we’ll talk about determining which dogs are safe to rehome, keeping dogs happy and healthy while in your care, and finding them homes. If you missed day one of Camp Maddie, the recordings are available to view now.

Take the 2024 Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Survey
In 2021, Association for Animal Welfare Advancement launched its DEI (Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion) survey and now it’s time to see how much progress has been made. All members are encouraged to participate – from front-line animal care staff, managers, and field officers to fundraising staff, adoptions counselors, and board members. The survey closes on April 21. Take the Survey

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!

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