Learn to speak cat and get continuing education credits, too!

What does it mean when a cat flicks her tail around? Or starts making biscuits on your leg? What about airplane ears?  You’ll learn all this and more in How to Speak Cat, our feline communications online course. And now as an added bonus, the course has been approved for 2.00 hours of Certified Animal Welfare Administrator continuing… Learn More

Register now for Animal Care Expo!

Humane Society of the United State’s Animal Care Expo is virtual once again this year and we hope to see you there! With 40 development sessions, you are bound to walk away with new perspectives, ideas and inspiration. What’s more, all sessions will be available on-demand after the conference. From April 21 through April 23,… Learn More

Pets across the US are returning home thanks to the No Place Like Home Challenge 

The No Place Like Home Challenge is halfway over and the success stories are already in.  Over on Maddie’s Pet Forum, several Challenge participants have been sharing what’s been working for them. Please, share your successes and ideas, too! While the Challenge is a fun competition, the ultimate goal is to get more pets back home.    Carla M… Learn More

Does your animal welfare organization’s mission statement need a re-write?

Does your organization’s mission statement reflect the current work you’re doing in your community?   On a recent Shelter and Rescue Support call, Mandy Evans, Executive Director of Better Together Animal Alliance (formerly Panhandle Animal Shelter) shared that their mission statement no longer represented their organization. In fact, she stopped sharing it because she didn’t like it.    It read: “To diminish… Learn More

Today is a great day to enter your data on Shelter Animals Count

With January behind us, what better time to enter your January 2021 Shelter Animals Count (SAC) data? If you haven’t completed your 2020 data, it’s not too late to add that either! After you have entered all your organization’s data, be sure to explore the data on the Data Dashboards. There, you can study data… Learn More

Check out these Return to Home resources

Return to Home (traditionally known as Return to Owner) is one of the most important programs you can have in place. We hope the first thing you do when finding a lost or stray pet is to try and find its home.   Whether or not you’re participating in the No Place Like Home Challenge in March, there… Learn More

Only a few more days left to apply for the No Place Like Home Challenge!

The registration deadline for the No Place Like Home Challenge has been extended to Monday, January 18th at 5pm (PST)! If you haven’t registered yet, what are you waiting for?  Ten national organizations have come together to make this the most impactful challenge yet. Centered around Return to Home (traditionally known as “Return to Owner”), this is an… Learn More

Register now for the No Place Like Home Challenge!

Lost animals know there really is no place like home. That’s why ten national organizations are collaborating to bring you the very first Return to Home grant opportunity (traditionally known as “Return to Owner”) with the No Place Like Home Challenge!  The goal of the Challenge is to make Return to Home (RTH) part of… Learn More

Navigate Maddie’s Pet Forum with this handy tutorial

Maddie’s Pet Forum looks a little different since we refreshed it a few months ago. While we hope it’s been smooth sailing to you, we created a video to help answer any questions you might have. This forum is a free, online community for staff and volunteers at shelters, rescues and related animal welfare organizations, to… Learn More

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