Where the future of animal sheltering is headed according to veterinarians 

The AVMA recently published an article, Animal shelters see a new day ahead, sharing veterinarians’ take on where the future of the animal welfare movement is headed. Covid-19 has caused animal welfare organizations to pivot both their perceptions and operations; and it looks like the future of the animal welfare movement will be embracing a more community-centric model… Learn More

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One easy way your animal shelter or rescue organization can get some marketing help

Could your organization use some extra marketing help, for free? If you haven’t heard of HeARTs Speak, look no further. HeARTs Speak is a nonprofit organization whose work shines a light on animals in need and improves adoption rates by increasing the marketing capacity of time-stretched, under-resourced organizations. They offer free design tools, plug ‘n play photo… Learn More

Charlotte Animal Control Officer with Ms. Gonzalez and her sister

HASS in Action: How one NC community rallied together to support people and their pets

As the Human Animal Support Services (HASS) project continues to drive positive change in the animal welfare industry to keep more people and pets together, we wanted to share the touching story, It Takes A Village Working Together: The story of Reverend Demitris Gonzalez. The story is told by Officer Caffray, a Charlotte-Mecklenberg Police Department (CMPD) Animal Control Officer… Learn More

HASS is empowering animal shelters and their communities all around the nation 

In light of COVID-19, you could say that the animal welfare industry has experienced a complete makeover. Collaborative efforts heightened among industry leaders, animal shelters and rescue organizations to support one another, and it didn’t stop there. People in their own neighborhoods stepped up to offer a helping hand to pets within their communities, too.… Learn More

Why animal welfare can’t go back to the way things were

The COVID-19 pandemic has empowered many animal welfare organizations to make operational changes such as the introductions of telemedicine, virtual adoptions and a huge uptick in fostering. Will we go back to the way things were? This interview with Lisa LaFontaine, President and CEO of Humane Rescue Alliance in Washington, D.C. is the first in a… Learn More

Maddie's Fund 25th anniversary

Then and Now: Austin, Texas

As our 25th anniversary celebration continues, we’re looking back “then and now” style at some of the grants we’ve given over the years, and the amazing impact they’ve had on their communities since then. We’re continuing the stories with Austin, Texas. When it comes to astonishing progress in saving shelter pets, Austin, TX, stands out… Learn More

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