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

The easiest way to see how your community is doing when comes to pet lifesaving

Do you know how your community is doing when it comes to lifesaving? How about your state or region? Best Friends Animal Society revealed its informative lifesaving dashboard at this year’s national conference. Data was collected directly from shelters, state and local coalitions, government websites, and FOIA requests. It’s their (and our) hope that this… Learn More

Maddie's Fund 25th anniversary

Then and Now: Alachua County Community Collaborative Project

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 kicking off the stories with Maddie’s® Projects in Alachua County, FL. “The project originally started as a five-year project in… Learn More

lost stray dog

A fresh look at microchipping can improve lifesaving

A new study suggests an increased focus on microchipping by shelters and veterinarians may make a lifesaving difference for stray pets. In a study published in the current issue of the Journal of Veterinary Behavior, researchers found that in Israel, animal shelters have a return-to-owner (RTO) rate for dogs of 67%, while the U.S. shelters… Learn More

Foster field trips

Study: Can foster field trips improve welfare in dogs?

Can just a few hours outside the shelter make a difference for a dog? Data from an ongoing study suggests foster field trips can help improve welfare in dogs, increase adoption chances and create other advantages for the organization caring for the dogs. Here’s the background: About a year ago, Austin Animal Center received a… Learn More

Brevard

Getting to no-kill and staying there: One animal control agency’s story

Is achieving no-kill possible at an animal care and control facility? How about sustaining it? Brevard County Sheriff’s office in Titusville, FL, proves both are possible, but it didn’t happen overnight. In fact, it took about two years from when Sheriff Ivey and the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office first took over animal services. Here’s what… Learn More

Little tabby kitten hiding behind a curtain.

How one animal shelter is keeping people and pets together

Helping people struggling with their pets’ behavior problems early on can keep them in their homes and out of the shelter. That’s exactly what Lollypop Farm, Humane Society of Greater Rochester, has been doing for several years now with their Pet Peeves program and hotline. Now, Maddie’s Fund® has given them an Innovation Grant to… Learn More

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