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    Foster care saves lives when strep zoo hits animal shelter

    June 19, 2018

    Streptococcus zooepidemicus, known more commonly as strep zoo, is one of the most fearful respiratory diseases that can strike a shelter dog. How did the dogs at the Pima Animal Care Center in Tucson, AZ, escape it? Thanks to the swift response of the shelter medicine team and loving foster homes! “This is a truly… Learn More

    #MaddieMonday: Getting more young adults to volunteer, helping kittens shine and more!

    June 18, 2018

    Happy #MaddieMonday! Looking for ways to get young adults to volunteer at your organization? How about the secrets of running a Kitten Kindergarten? Curious about Maddie’s Fund® tools to boost lifesav... Learn More

    #FeelGoodFriday: For a shelter dog, ‘life’s funny’

    June 15, 2018

    Few cartoonists are as beloved among animal lovers as Patrick McDonnell, the artist behind the comic... Learn More

    Help kittens shine with Kitten Kindergarten

    June 14, 2018

    What’s cuter than one kitten learning manners? Several kittens learning how to “touch,” “sit” and we... Learn More