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    #FeelGoodFriday: Hey, shelter pets! Who’s got your back?

    July 21, 2017

    He’s the coolest of the cool cats, and he’s here to tell you shelter pets are the best. We’re talking about Paul Shaffer, iconic leader of David Letterman’s Late Night Band, and adopter of homeless dogs. He jammed with the Shelter Pet Project to create this video, introducing his adopted dogs and encouraging others to… Learn More

    Nominations for the Avanzino Leadership Award open next week! Who will you nominate?

    July 20, 2017

    Do you know a leader in the animal welfare industry who demonstrates significant achievement in lifesaving, shows the courage to look beyond the status quo, makes bold decisions to improve the lives o... Learn More

    Cat lovers: How well do you understand your cat?

    July 19, 2017

    Did you know there are scent glands on cat paws? And, that when they scratch, they leave pheromones?... Learn More

    #MaddieMonday: Live from the Best Friends Conference, and a grant deadline reminder

    July 17, 2017

    Important #MaddieMonday reminder: Today is the deadline for filing for a Maddie’s® Idea Lab Gr... Learn More