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Ampa 2019

#MaddieMonday: Ingredients for the next Innovation Grants cycle, how and when to weigh your foster pets and more!

Happy #MaddieMonday! We hope to see you at the American Pets Alive! Conference this coming weekend! Lifesaving ingredients for the next Innovation Grants cycle What happens when our upcoming Innovation Grants cycle falls right after the American Pets Alive! (AmPA!) No Kill Conference? A fun twist to the Maddie’s Fund® Innovation Grant application categories! As… Learn More

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#FeelGoodFriday: 12-year-old girl fosters 39 kittens in just over 1 year

After learning that many kittens do not fare well in a shelter, Keely Thomas asked her mom if they could foster. Her mom said no. But Thomas was not deterred. She had a plan. Using stuffed cats, she filmed educational videos about caring for kittens. After seeing how dedicated her daughter was, her mom decided… Learn More

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Lifesaving ingredients for the next Innovation Grants cycle

What happens when our upcoming Innovation Grants cycle falls right after the American Pets Alive! (AmPA!) No Kill Conference? A fun twist to the Maddie’s Fund® Innovation Grant application categories! As a sponsor of the conference, we were recently introduced to the American Pets Alive! Recipe for Lifesaving: The 12 Ingredients Required to Reach >… Learn More

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How and when to weigh your foster pets

Weighing your foster pets, no matter their age and weight, is a crucial part of being a foster caregiver. It’s even more important if your pet is young, underweight or trying to gain weight. In this 10-minute informative Flash Class, you’ll learn four different ways you can weigh your foster pets and when you should… Learn More

Ampa 2019

#MaddieMonday: Furthering professional development, 2019 resolutions and more!

Happy #MaddieMonday! We’re less than two weeks away from the American Pets Alive! No Kill Conference in Austin and we can’t wait! Will we see you there? Further your professional development at the American Pets Alive! Conference! Can you believe it’s almost here? The American Pets Alive! Conference 2019 takes place February 2 – 4 at the… Learn More

#FeelGoodFriday: Paralyzed kitten is independent and sassy

Marlena Kiely was scrolling through Instagram when she came across a tiny black kitten who didn’t have use of her black legs. Kiely, a cat foster caregiver, decided to pick her up from animal control and take her immediately to a veterinarian. After examining Raven, the veterinarian concluded that she was fully paralyzed, and she… Learn More

Ampa 2019

Further your professional development at the American Pets Alive! Conference!

Can you believe it’s almost here? The American Pets Alive! Conference 2019 takes place February 2 – 4 at the AT&T Conference Center in Austin TX, and tickets are still available. Get them now with our code ThanksToMaddie, and before prices go up on Monday, January 21. If you still haven’t decided whether or not to attend,… Learn More

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Animal organizations, what do you hope to achieve in 2019?

The New Year is a good time celebrate your accomplishments from the previous year and set goals for the future. We asked the community over on Maddie’s® Pet Forum (MPF)  what their goals are for 2019. Head on over to share your own or provide guidance on how to achieve said goal. We’ve rounded up… Learn More

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#MaddieMonday: Maddie’s Summer Scholar researches why neonatal kittens suckle, how an apprenticeship helped avert crisis and more!

Happy #MaddieMonday! Start your week off by catching up on posts and updates from the past week. Maddie’s® Summer Scholar researches why neonatal kittens suckle on littermates If you’re familiar with neonatal kitten litters, you know that suckling is a common issue, and even leads to serious health problems. So why does it happen and… Learn More

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