Start community partnerships with this toolkit

To address the root causes that lead to many animal well-being issues, we need to look beyond shelter walls, (literally and figuratively) and connect with the community at large. This means partnering with food pantries, youth organizations, domestic violence shelters, and more. The Community Partnerships Toolkit from Human Animal Support Services will help you establish… Learn More

What people like most about Maddie’s Pet Forum

Are you part of Maddie’s® Pet Forum yet? Or are you a member but haven’t logged on in a while? Either way, we hope you’re taking full advantage of this free resource to for the animal well-being field. During our most recent user-survey, we asked people what they like most about Maddie’s® Pet Forum. Below… Learn More

#BeAHelper, a new PSA campaign focused on keeping pets and people together

Maddie’s Fund®, together with The Ad Council and The Humane Society of the United States have launched a new campaign, “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… Learn More

Field service and public safety resource drive

Let’s face it, animal field services professionals have an incredibly difficult job. They are in the community every day working as animal control officers, humane investigators, outreach staff, community cat trappers and provide a variety of other services. They are a vital connection between the people in your community and the services government agencies provide.… Learn More

Join us for weekly Community Conversations, now on Monday!

Last month, we asked for your input regarding the combining of two weekly Zoom calls: Shelter and Rescue Support and Animal Welfare Leadership Roundup. Our new day and time are here! Join us on Mondays starting on July 18 at 11AM PT/2PM ET for Community Conversations, an hour long call for animal well-being professionals. The… Learn More

Are you registered for the National Calls?

We are three months in to the grant giveaways during the National Calls, and we’ve only just begun! If you’re not already familiar, these Monday and Friday calls started early in the pandemic, as a way to come together when we had to be apart. They have grown to be a lifeline for many, with… Learn More

Where the future of animal sheltering is headed according to veterinarians 

This blog was one of our top posts of 2021. The future of animal welfare is community-centric and this holds true more than ever.  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… Learn More

Research confirms the need for pet assistance for hospitalized patients

Hospitalizations can be stressful for patients for a number of reasons. One reason that may not be so obvious? Care for their pets while they’re away from home. A recent survey was conducted at the University of Michigan Health on this very topic. The purpose of the survey was to understand how a need to… Learn More

LifeLine Animal Project keeps owner, Pilari, and her dog together

#HassInAction: LifeLine Animal Project thinks outside of the box to keep person and pup together

This post originally ran September 2020. With the animal welfare movement constantly evolving and transitioning to meet the needs of people and their pets, animal shelter and rescue organizations are realizing they may need to think outside of the box to find ways to best serve their communities. One organization in particular, LifeLine Animal Project in Atlanta, GA,… 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

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