Does your animal shelter have a behavior program? Tell us!

You may remember us mentioning we have a few surveys coming your way this winter. Here’s a NEW one about shelter behavior practices. Supporting and making outcome decisions for dogs with behavioral concerns is a challenge for many shelters, so we’re looking to do an assessment of current shelter behavior practices. This survey primarily focuses on dogs,… Learn More

‘Tis the season for research! Here’s how you can help  

As we wrap up 2021 and plan how to keep more people and pets together in 2022, Maddie’s Fund® will be distributing several surveys over the next few months. We’d appreciate your help! The purpose of these surveys is to gain understanding of policies and practices so that people in our industry can: identify support… Learn More

6 key takeaways about DEI in animal welfare

Earlier this summer, the Association for Animal Welfare Advancement conducted research on the current state of diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) in animal welfare. More than 2,600 respondents took the survey. The results are in (shown below), revealing the six key takeaways below. Lack of cohesive vision and commitment to DEI in animal welfare Lack of… 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

Today is a fine time to enter your Shelter Animals Count data!

Data plays a crucial part in decision making, which is why today is why we are reminding you to please input your Shelter Animals Count (SAC) data! Data has enabled our industry to compile a complete picture of the animals entering and leaving shelters. You can see how your data compares to those in other… Learn More

Data tells a story: Enter your Shelter Animals Count data!

Data tells an invaluable story, which is why today is why we are reminding you to please input your Shelter Animals Count (SAC) data! Data has enabled our industry to compile a complete picture of the animals entering and leaving shelters. You can see how your data compares to those in other states or look… Learn More

Take the time to enter your Shelter Animals Count data!

It’s a great day to enter your Shelter Animals Count (SAC) data! Data plays an important role in the animal welfare sector. It has enabled our industry to compile a complete picture of the animals entering and leaving shelters. You can see how your data compares to those in other states or look up the… Learn More

Now’s the time to enter your Shelter Animals Count data!

This is your friendly reminder to enter your Shelter Animals Count (SAC) data! Data plays an important role in the animal welfare sector. It has enabled our industry to compile a complete picture of the animals entering and leaving shelters. You can see how your data compares to those in other states or look up… Learn More

Be entered to win one of TEN $500 grants by taking this short survey!

Animal shelter and rescue organizations, we need your input! Learning about your organization’s programs can help us keep more people and pets together everywhere, so we’re looking to collect information on programs across the United States in this short survey.  We originally sent this survey out two years ago and know much has changed since… Learn More

5 tips for recruiting safety net fosters

As we move toward community-centric animal services practices, many shelters and rescue organizations are considering creating safety net fostering programs. These programs provide temporary care for pets whose owners are in crisis, but who would like to keep their pets in the long term. “I think there’s been a growing interest for programs like this… Learn More

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