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    Maddie’s Weekly Roundup: COVID-19 grant opportunities, NACA guidelines, graphics to recruit foster caregivers and more!

    March 30, 2020

    As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to unfold, we are in awe of the amazing humans in our field. You’re navigating through uncharted territory, getting creative and doing whatever you can to help get animals out of the shelter while keeping everyone safe. For that, we are so grateful. Below is a brief round-up of new… Learn More

    NACA releases guidelines for spay/neuter and cat intake amid COVID-19 pandemic

    March 27, 2020

    The National Animal Care & Control Association (NACA) has released several statements and protocol recommendations for animal shelters amid the COVID-19 pandemic.   We’d like to bring attent... Learn More

    Use these graphics to recruit foster caregivers

    March 26, 2020

    Is your animal shelter trying to recruit foster caregivers among the COVID-19 chaos? The Shelter Pet... Learn More

    Did you miss our huddles on emergency fostering? Watch them now!

    March 24, 2020

    Emergency foster care has definitely become a lifeline to many animal shelters as the COVID-19 virus... Learn More