#FeelGoodFriday: 96-old-man visits animal shelter everyday

A 96-year-old man brings a toolbox full of treats to an animal shelter in Pennsylvania. Full of home-baked chicken and sliced hot dogs, Frank Lanterman has made the drive to AWSOM Animal Shelter every day for the last five years. “If the dogs are outside in those cages over there, they know this car and… Learn More

Maddies Apprenticeships

14 animal welfare apprenticeship opportunities now open

Maddie’s ® Apprenticeship Program is now accepting applications for 14 opportunities, including the brand new Maddie’s® Volunteer Dog Handling Program Apprenticeship at Austin Pets Alive!. Improve your skills and expertise in volunteer engagement, medium and large dog fostering, ringworm care and more. There is an apprenticeship for everyone, and it includes a stipend to cover… Learn More

How a shelter medicine Masters program helped this non-veterinarian save lives!

Nina Stively wanted to increase welfare and lifesaving for shelter animals. She also believed it was crucial to the goal that the level of professionalism in the sheltering field rise. When she heard about the Maddie’s® Shelter Medicine Program online Masters in shelter medicine, she knew that was how she’d make both goals a reality… Learn More

Introducing Flash Classes to make pet foster care easier

Whether it’s how to take the temperature of puppies, socializing an unsocialized kitten or identifying emergencies, adoption organizations and their foster caregivers want to be equipped with the tools and knowledge to handle challenges. That’s where Maddie’s Fund’s brand new — and free — Flash Classes come in. Flash Classes are short videos or presentations… Learn More

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When working with animals becomes too much: Online help for compassion fatigue

One of the greatest obstacles to developing animal welfare leaders is the very thing that brings people into the field in the first place: compassion. Unfortunately, unless people who work with animals learn how to keep themselves emotionally healthy and balanced while doing this important work, they’ll be at high risk of leaving their job,… Learn More

How to put your skills to work for the animals

If you want to help animals but don’t have the time to physically volunteer at your local shelter or rescue organization, what can you do? Look no further than your resume! There are plenty of ways you can help just by utilizing your natural talents. Whether you’re a tech-savvy social media maven, an introverted writer,… Learn More

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