Why animal welfare can’t go back to the way things were

The COVID-19 pandemic has empowered many animal welfare organizations to make operational changes such as the introductions of telemedicine, virtual adoptions and a huge uptick in fostering. Will we go back to the way things were? This interview with Lisa LaFontaine, President and CEO of Humane Rescue Alliance in Washington, D.C. is the first in a… Learn More

3 lifesaving webcasts for you to join today and tomorrow

Whether you’re a first-time foster caregiver to a kitten, are thinking of offering a rehoming program or curious about short-term contraception for cats, there’s programming for everyone this week. Cat and Kitten Caregiving with Maddie’s Fund Thursday, April 9 at 10:00am PST / 1:00pm ET The Petco Foundation will host our very own Dr. Sheila… Learn More

Be prepared for kitten season with these resources

It may be cold in many parts of the country, but before you know it, spring will have sprung and kitten season will be in full swing. Get ready for those felines now with these resources. This post originally ran in April 2019.  Kitten season has already arrived for some of you, so we wanted to… Learn More

How one shelter is using data and transport to save more lives

In 2017 when the Charlottesville-Albemarle SPCA (CASPCA) began to consider regularly transporting pets in from other areas, they started by looking at the data. “I knew I wanted to reach shelters where the transports would have a real impact – shelters that wanted to increase their lifesaving but needed help,” says Angie Gunter, CASPCA’s Executive… Learn More

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How one community helped keep pets with their people, #ThanksToMaddie 

When Grand Strand Humane Society (GSHS) in South Carolina applied for an Innovation Grant focusing on alternatives to intake, they achieved that and so much more.   The idea was simple. When an individual came in to surrender their pet because they couldn’t afford the cost of care, GSHS would help. Services included altering, vaccines,… Learn More

The top 10 Chew On This blog posts from 2019

Our most popular Chew on This blog posts in 2019 covered a myriad of topics. They span everything from tips to get long-stay pets adopted, free online courses, to cat cafes and of course, foster care! We hope these posts give you the inspiration and information you need to increase lifesaving at your organization.  Whether… Learn More

Maddie’s Pet Forum’s most popular resources of 2019 were…

If you were one of the 4,247 people that joined Maddie’s® Pet Forum in 2019, then you know what an amazing resource it is. And if you haven’t, what are you waiting for?! And shout-out to California for being the most active state on the forum! Three resources stood out from the crowd and were… Learn More

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