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    Connect with other animal shelter professionals and volunteers every Monday morning!

    July 02, 2020

    Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, animal shelter workers, volunteers and animal welfare leaders from across the country have been meeting every Monday morning at 7am PT/10am ET to discuss protocols, ideas, obstacles they’re facing and more.   Led by Kristen Hassen-Auerbach, Director of Pima Animal Care in Tucson, AZ, these calls have provided an opportunity for… Learn More

    Short-term fostering opens the door to recruitment

    June 30, 2020

    Maddie’s® Foster Express Challenge called on participating shelters to focus on short-term fostering to help get more dogs and cats out of the shelter during the hectic holiday season, get them more e... Learn More

    Maddie’s Weekly Roundup: Shelter cats getting kennel makeovers, empowering your community to help lost pets and more!

    June 29, 2020

    Below is a brief round-up of new blog posts and resources that we’ve added over the past week.... Learn More

    Why it’s important to empower your community to help lost pets

    June 25, 2020

    What do people do when they find a lost dog or cat? In the city of Austin, many of them attempt to f... Learn More