October 16, 2012
Maddie's Fund® announced a new pilot program for adoption guarantee organizations in Alameda, Contra Costa and San Francisco Counties to support the adoptions of senior and/or homeless dogs and cats originating from animal control shelters in those counties.
Maddie's® Treatable Assistance Program will provide adoption stipends of $700 per adoption of medically treatable or senior dogs and cats transferred from animal control shelters in Alameda, Contra Costa or San Francisco County and $1,400 per adoption of medically treatable and senior dogs and cats transferred from animal control shelters in Alameda, Contra Costa or San Francisco County. The program will run through December 31, 2013.
Maddie's Fund is piloting the subsidy program to give local shelters and rescues the means to find more homes for vulnerable shelter pets, strengthen the relationship between animal control shelters and adoption guarantee groups, and shift some of the burden of responsibility for these pets away from cash-strapped government agencies. So far, 19 organizations have enthusiastically signed on. "Tomorrow we are taking 14-year-olds Chuck and Egg from Oakland Animal Services, both of whom have medical conditions that require treatment," wrote Ann Dunn, President of Cat Town. "This is an amazing opportunity for us."
- Maddie's® Treatable Assistance Program is for spayed and neutered dogs and cats only.
- Government shelters and adoption guarantee organizations that contract with local governments to provide animal control services are not eligible to participate.
- Senior is defined as 7 years of age or older.
About Maddie's Fund
Maddie's Fund® is a family foundation endowed by the founder of Workday® and PeopleSoft, Dave Duffield and his wife, Cheryl. Maddie's Fund, whose mission is to revolutionize the status and well-being of companion animals, is helping to achieve and sustain a no-kill nation by providing solutions to the most challenging issues facing the animal welfare community through grant giving, hands-on animal care, and research and education. Maddie's Fund is named after the family's beloved Miniature Schnauzer who passed away in 1997.