James Evans

A look back at the 2022 Avanzino Leadership Award recipient!

In celebration of The Gathering, Companions and Animals for Reform and Equity (CARE) second national conference in Philadelphia next week, we invite you to revisit CARE’s CEO James Evans’ 2022 Avanzino Leadership Award blog post.  Maddie’s Fund® is honored to present the 2022 Avanzino Leadership Award to James Evans for his outstanding leadership and purposeful dedication… Learn More

WisCARES receives $200,000 grant to help keep pets and people together

Maddie’s Fund® has awarded a $200,000 grant to The Wisconsin Companion Animal Resources, Education and Social Support (WisCARES) program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW-M). This grant will support the salaries of a Certified Veterinary Technician (CVT) and social worker at the WisCARES program.   By having a social worker available to its clients, WisCARES… Learn More

How these Open Arms Challenge winners improved their community engagement

Community engagement is a key part of becoming a more welcoming and inclusive animal organization. As we prepare for the 2023 Open Arms Challenge (Registration ends January 30th!), we’re sharing some of the stories from the winners of the last Open Arms Challenge in 2022. From reaching new groups of people and providing resources to… Learn More

San Francisco SPCA announces new workforce development program, #ThanksToMaddie 

 The San Francisco Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SF SCPA) is offering a three-month paid Community Medicine Education Training (CoMET) program. In partnership with Young Community Developers (YCD), this program is designed to reduce the barriers to entry for the animal well-being field while also supporting the SF SPCA’s broader efforts to… 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

Apply now for the We Foster Challenge!

You saved the date and now it’s here! Registration for the We Foster Challenge is now open and will close on Monday, March 7! By participating in the Challenge this May, you’ll grow your foster base to help keep pets with people and out of the shelter and have a chance at $210,000 in grant prizes.… Learn More

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