Enjoy one of these 7 online summer apprenticeships

Kick summer off right with one of these seven online apprenticeships. Learn all about ringworm, foster field trips or lost pet reunification. Each apprenticeship is four weeks long and is made up of a combination of self-paced learning and four 90-minute weekly Zoom meetings with your instructor. Read on to learn more about the apprenticeships… Learn More

The Open Arms Challenge winners are…

The Open Arms Challenge winners are here! From November 22, 2021 to January 3, 2022, animal shelters and rescue organizations piloted new approaches that opened doors to adopters and volunteers, and welcomed their entire community. The 194 participating organizations embraced inclusive policies, including translating materials into multiple languages, creating new partnerships with organizations outside of… Learn More

Come join us at Animal Care Expo!

In just two short weeks, from April 19-22, some of us will be reuniting for the first time in two-plus years at Animal Care Expo! To say we are excited and a little nervous (socializing, what’s that?), is an understatement. The conference, hosted by the Humane Society of the United States, is jam-packed with must-sees.… Learn More

6 free tools for your animal welfare organization

When you’re trying to keep people and pets together, the power of free resources can be significant. From marketing to project management and media pitching, a quick Google search will help you find a variety of free options that work for your organization. Below are just a handful of examples that can help you work… Learn More

Weigh-in on the latest Maddie’s Pet Forum posts

Have you been to Maddie’s® Pet Forum lately? The online hub for animal welfare professionals is the place to go to ask questions, give advice, share a success story and network with others in the field. You’ll likely find someone who has been where you have been, and who can impart their learnings onto you.… Learn More

The February National Call grant giveaway winners are…

This past Monday and Friday, Maddie’s Fund® gave four organizations/people a $2,500 grant just for attending the February National Calls! These grants were picked at random. The February winners from the Animal Welfare Leadership Roundup group are: Emily Klehm, South Suburban Humane Society (Chicago Heights, IL) Alexis Pagoulatos, Animal Rescue League of Berks County (Birdsboro,… Learn More

Don’t miss Dr. Lila Miller’s keynote address at Animal Care Expo

Dr. Lila Miller, the “mother of shelter medicine,” will be giving the keynote speech for the in-person portion of Animal Care Expo 2022. The conference is being held April 19-22 in Orlando, FL. Scheduled for Tuesday, April 19 at 12:30 PM PT until 2:00 PM PT, Dr. Miller will reflect on her 42 years as… Learn More

Remembering a beloved colleague and friend

Lynn Spivak, a longtime animal welfare advocate and beloved former Maddie’s Fund® Communications Director, passed away on January 8. She was 74.   A prolific writer, Spivak was best known for her dedication to publishing daily stories about the pets she tried to help, first at San Francisco’s SPCA and then at Maddie’s Fund. For decades, her… Learn More

Introducing a new grant opportunity for BIPOC-led organizations

Maddie’s Fund® invests its resources in a commitment to keeping pets and people together, creating a safety net of care for animals in need and operating within a culture of inclusiveness and humility. We are working towards the day when the animal welfare field more accurately represents the diversity of our country. The BIPOC-Led Operating… Learn More

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