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At the heart of our mission to achieve a no-kill nation, is a very important group of people: foster caregivers. 
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    The great big, amazing, underage kitten-raising bible for shelters, rescue groups and foster homes

    August 15, 2017

    It’s no secret underage and orphaned kittens are at high risk even in the best of circumstances. Fortunately, there is a growing body of experience and resources aimed at helping animal shelters, rescue groups and foster homes give these little ones the best possible chance at a healthy life in a new adoptive home. At… Learn More

    #FeelGoodFriday: Shelter dogs listen intently as children read to them

    August 11, 2017

    Children and shelter dogs: It’s pretty much the definition of a feel-good story, right? Absolutely! That’s why we’re bringing you this heartwarming blast-from-the-past of one of the ... Learn More

    Resources to save shelter cats’ lives

    August 08, 2017

    The Million Cat Challenge is a partnership of Maddie’s FundĀ®, the UC Davis Koret Shelter Medic... Learn More

    #FeelGoodFriday: Sleepy kitten relaxation video

    August 04, 2017

    Working in animal welfare can be wonderful, and it can be stressful. Today’s world is full of ... Learn More