Register now for Maddie’s Insights: Social Pain in Dogs

Join Dr. Franklin McMillan, DVM for a fascinating webcast, “Social Pain in Dogs”. The second in the Maddie’s® Insights webcast series, Dr. McMillan will explore the topic of emotions and the importance they play in a dog’s life. Maddie’s Fund® Director of Outreach and Research, Sheila Segurson, DVM, DACVB will host this 60-minute webcast on… Learn More

Animal organizations experience more adopters and more time, thanks to the Open Arms Challenge

Adoption applications and requirements are often the first impression a potential adopter gets. During the 2021 Open Arms Challenge, several organizations made changes to its adoption processes and these changes brought about more adopters, foster caregivers and challenged staff to confront and talk about their unconscious biases.   Animal Harbor, Robust Program winner in Tennessee, made… Learn More

2 Return to Home ideas to start using now

We’re halfway through the Return To Home Challenge Huddles and are excited for all the different ideas and tips shared so far! Two ideas that you can start using right now were shared during the first huddle with Bobby Mann, Humane Rescue Alliance, and Adan Parra, El Paso Animal Services. The first tip is to… Learn More

The August Weekly Community Conversations grant giveaway winners are…

Another $10,000 in grants was just given away! Yesterday, Maddie’s Fund® gave four organizations a $2,500 grant for attending the August Weekly Community Conversations.  These grants were picked at random. The following four people won a grant for their organization: Sherron Bihm, Robinson Rescue (Shreveport, LA) Gregory Hall,  Nevada Humane Society (Reno, NV) Megan Lavicky,… Learn More

The We Foster Challenge winners are in!

The We Foster Challenge winners are in! This Challenge was all about strengthening the incredible bond between humans and pets through Foster Care.  From May 1 to May 31, 2022, animal shelters and rescue organizations across the country piloted new approaches to implement or expand their foster programs.  The 247 participating organizations made their programs… Learn More

Webcast: Register now to learn all about care pathways

Care Pathways are standardized plans for animals that have the same type of condition. Join Maddie’s Fund® Director of Outreach and Research, Sheila Segurson, DVM, DACVB on Wednesday, August 31 at 12:00 PM PT/3:00 PM ET for an important webcast on this topic. In “Using Care Pathways to Manage Your Shelter Behavior Program,” Dr. Segurson… Learn More

How your animal organization can better connect with the community it supports

Looking for ways to better connect with your community? Whether you’re looking to diversify your staff/volunteers, share information about the programs and support you provide, or you just really want to find out what your community needs, grassroots efforts can help. Elijah Brice-Middleton, Executive Director of Plainfield Area Humane Society (PAHS) in New Jersey shares… Learn More

Register now for the Return to Home Challenge!

Have you registered for the Return to Home Challenge yet? The application period ends Monday, August 1. At its core, the Return to Home Challenge is simple. Find a pet? Get it home. That home might be a cozy apartment, a house with a big yard or, if you’re a community cat, an abandoned lot.… Learn More

Registration for the Return to Home Challenge begins Monday, July 25!

At its core, the Return to Home Challenge is simple. Find a pet? Get it home. That home might be a cozy apartment, a house with a big yard or, if you’re a community cat, an abandoned lot.  Registration for this collaborative Challenge begins on Monday, July 25th. There’s also $300,000 in grant prizes available!… Learn More

The first course in the NACA Field Services Series is now available

For animal care and control officers, maintaining a safe environment while performing daily duties is key. The brand new, self-paced course, NACA Field Services Series: Using Tools and Equipment, was designed with this concept in mind. The first course in a series from National Animal Care & Control (NACA) covers safe, effective and humane use… Learn More

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