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    #MaddieMonday: Nashville Humane Association’s power failure experience, a free assessment tool for foster programs and more!

    September 09, 2019

    Apply for our new ONLINE apprenticeship! Is your shelter or rescue looking to save the lives of more adult dogs? Then the Maddie’s® Short-term Foster and Field Trips Online Apprenticeship is for you! Applicants must apply by Wednesday, September 11th. How Nashville Humane Association turned a power failure into a win for their… Learn More

    How Nashville Humane Association turned a power failure into a win for their dogs and cats

    September 05, 2019

    Summers in Nashville are notoriously hot and humid, and this July day was no exception. The temperature hit 94 degrees before noon. Right around that time at Nashville Humane Association (NHA), the po... Learn More

    $50,000 in grants given away at the Best Friends National Conference in Dallas

    September 03, 2019

    Did you join us at the Best Friends National Conference in July? If so, there’s a good chance ... Learn More

    Research study: Foster care has an impact on dogs’ welfare and adoption

    August 29, 2019

    Button had been at the Kansas City Pet Project for about a month, and he wasn’t doing well. He was d... Learn More