The 2020 ASPCA Cornell Maddie’s Shelter Medicine Conference is now available online

November 10, 2020

In case you didn't get to (virtually) attend this year's ASPCA® Cornell Maddie's® Shelter Medicine Conference, you can now catch up on the courses for free!  It's simple. All you have to do is create a single account within ASPCA's learning platform to access all of the sessions. Featuring twelve free workshops in two tracks—medical and operations—the ASPCA…


How to Get Your Story Told: Effective Engagement with Local Media

Sarah Collica, Director of Marketing and Communications, Austin Pets Alive! and Nikki Reck, Communications Specialist, Pima Animal Care CenterApril 2020

Learn how to cultivate relationships with news sources and tips and tricks from a marketing director and an Emmy-Award winning newscaster.


Headed to the American Pets Alive! Conference? Say hi to our Maddie’s Fund crew at these sessions

February 4, 2020

If you're headed to beautiful Austin, TX for the American Pets Alive! Conference, we have a strong Maddie's Fund® showing and we hope you will seek us out! Our busiest of the bunch, Foster Specialist Kelly Duer will be participating in four panels or roundtables. If you're looking to really up your foster game and make…


Ergonomics for Shelter Veterinarians

Sara White, DVM, MSc, Founder, ErgovetDecember 11, 2019

Due to unforeseen circumstances, we're rescheduling this webcast for Wednesday, December 11 at 12pm PST / 3pm EST. We apologize for this inconvenience and invite you to register for the new date.

Working with animals can be intensely physical work. Many veterinarians experience musculoskeletal discomfort (MSD) related to their work, and good physical ergonomics can improve this situation. Ergonomics includes much more than the gadgets that many associate with the term or keeping a "good posture" while you work.


Join us in Dallas for the Best Friends National Conference!

June 20, 2019

Have you registered for this year's Best Friends National Conference in Dallas? The conference officially kicks off on July 24 and runs through July 27, with pre-conference workshops being held on July 24.    We will be hosting a half-day Pre-conference Workshop, "Foster is the Future: Building a Robust Foster Pet Program," on July 24 from 12 – 5pm. This 5-hour, $25 workshop is for both those with established…


An Introduction to Maddie's® Pet Project in Nevada Leadership Conference and Campaign Update

Diane Blankenburg, Co-Executive Director, Maddie's® Pet Project in Nevada CEO, Humane NetworkMay 2019

At Maddie's® Pet Project in Nevada, Diane Blankenburg, Co-executive Director, welcomes conference attendees and shows inspiring highlights.


Keynote: Unstoppable! Leveraging Impact and Relationships to Transform the Plight of Animals

Joe Elmore, CEO, Charleston Animal SocietyMay 2019

Building a culture of champions from a culture of advocates is critical to establishing a foundation for these strategies.