Maddie's® Managing Shelter Health Apprenticeship

March 18 - 20, 2020

Maddie's® Managing Shelter Health Apprenticeship at Charleston Animal Society

Are you a shelter director, manager or involved with the healthy flow of animals from intake to adoption? Are you interested in increasing your skills and knowledge as it applies to shelter management and shelter medicine? Do you want to learn how to integrate shelter management and shelter medicine best practices in your own shelter or rescue to improve the quality of care and save more lives?

Who Should Apply?
Shelter Operations Staff, Shelter Directors, Shelter Medical Staff or any shelter employee or board member who may be involved in animal flow planning or animal disposition planning.

Outline of Topics:

  • Fundamentals of Animal Flow, Managing Admissions, Length of Stay
  • Capacity or Care/Medical Emergencies, ASV Guidelines for Standard of Care
  • Fostering, Special Adoption Programs, Rounds, Housing, Cleaning vs. Disinfecting, Disease Recognition/Intake Procedures, Biosecurity
  • Identifying Stress & Pain, Enrichment/Socialization, Behavior Assessments, Body Language/Low-Stress Handling

A $1,000 stipend to offset the cost of travel and lodging will be awarded to the organization of each student chosen.

Before you apply, please review our grant requirements. To apply to attend a Maddie's® Apprenticeship Program, your organization must be a U.S. based 501c3 or government animal welfare organization, and you must submit a completed application. The grant requirements about sharing your annual animal statistics and lifesaving percentage on your website, participating in Shelter Animals Count and Million Cat Challenge and being current on your grant reporting are all highly encouraged but not required.

Applications November 11 - 22, 2019

Applications to attend a Maddie's Apprenticeship Program will be accepted November 11 - 22, 2019. Applications will be accepted until 11:59pm on November 22 but please note that our office is only staffed until 4pm Monday through Friday.

Dates and Number of Candidates
Apprenticeship programs will run March 18 - 20, 2020. A total of 12 apprentices will be selected. Candidate assignments will be determined on a first come first served basis.

How to Apply
Complete and submit to us the application form through the Maddie's Fund Grants Portal, titled "Maddie's Apprenticeship Program - Student Application". If this is your first time accessing our Grants Portal, you'll need to create an account by following the instructions on the log in page.

Applications are accepted November 11 - 22, 2019.

Apply November 11 - 22, 2019