People and dogs with a view of Austin Texas downtown skyline

Don’t miss the American Pets Alive! Conference, now in February!

Have you registered for the American Pets Alive! Conference yet? If not, you still have time! The national lifesaving conference was rescheduled from last September to February of this year as a result of Hurricane Harvey. The new dates are February 10-12, 2018. The schedule will remain the same, only the dates have changed. You… Learn More

We heard it at Expo: Speed dating with animal experts, innovation grants and more!

Wednesday and Thursday at Animal Care Expo were full of learning, winning and… dating? That’s right; this year’s Maddie’s Fund session brought together 25 experts who had three-minute “speed dates” with attendees in groups of three and four, sharing tips and ideas for overcoming obstacles to lifesaving, and learning from each other. Our team also… Learn More

Shelters save half a million cats – so let’s celebrate!

Our funded project the Million Cat Challenge is halfway to its audacious goal of saving 1 million shelter cats’ lives in five years! The Challenge, founded in 2014 by Dr. Julie Levy of the Maddie’s Shelter Medicine Program at the University of Florida and Dr. Kate Hurley of the UC Davis Koret Shelter Medicine Program,… Learn More

Grey cat and books

Shelter medicine course opens its webinars to all, #ThanksToMaddie!

The University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine’s Maddie’s® Shelter Medicine Course invites all shelter veterinarians, shelter professionals, vet students, and community members to join them for their series of free webinars this semester: This lecture series not only discusses concepts key to sheltering but also helps veterinary students, shelter professionals and volunteers, and members… Learn More

Forget Black Friday. It’s all about Pet Friday now!

What if, instead of battling the madness at the mall this year, you spent the day after Thanksgiving with the ones who warm your soul? What if, instead of calling it Black Friday… we called it Pet Friday? Sound good? We sure think so! That’s why this year you’ll find us applauding REI Outfitters and… Learn More

All the cats in Cat Town want you to come out and play today!

It’s National Cat Day — where better to spend it than the Cat Town Cafe? It’s the nation’s first cat cafe, located in Oakland, California, financed in part by Maddie’s Fund® and featuring the cats of Oakland Animal Services (OAS) — all available for cuddles, pets, purrs and, of course, adoption, while visitors are sipping… Learn More


‘Twas the night before Cat Day…

‘Twas the night before Cat Day and near SF Bay Not a kitty was stirring at Cat Town Cafe The cats were all draped on the cat trees with care In hope that their adopters soon would be there The kittens were snoozing all snug in their beds While visions of families danced in their… Learn More

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