Maddie’s Pet Forum

Maddie’s Pet Forum was developed to increase collaboration in the animal welfare industry and support pet caregivers all in the name of lifesaving. Shelter and rescue organization professionals and volunteers can communicate, collaborate, ask questions, and share expertise publicly in the forum and also privately within communities and groups created in the forum.

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July 18, 2018 at 01:24 PM
  • Zooramey  

    Antioch Animal Services just opened their new surgery clinic, and is now able to do "in-house" surgeries and other procedures ...
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July 17, 2018 at 10:05 PM
  • Alisa  

    We also work with the Amish community for barn cats.  We try to make sure they don't have any unfixed ...
  • NJH  

    Don't forget to contact your local government. Government buildings store huge amounts of paper files, something that mice love to ...
  • Stacy  

    Marketing(postering) at feed stores worked well for us, as well as large animal veterinarians, and anything really horse related.  Tack ...
  • Peter   Best Friends Staff

    Forgive me if you've already tried all of these options... Best Friends suggests the following sites to "working cats": • ...
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July 17, 2018 at 08:57 AM
  • ChrisD  

    Meredith, We've been doing CTS for the last 3 years or so and have extensive notes on the special procedures ...
  • SushiBailey19  

    It's only one day, however, I ask for volunteer help with deep cleaning kennels once cats are adopted, so more ...
  • Susan Houser  

    Tiffany pretty much covered what my local shelter does with this event -- her advice is excellent. We had to ...
  • Tiffany  

    Our organization tried to make it an all day event at our both locations for our shelter.  We provided games ...
July 16, 2018 at 01:23 PM
  • Alisa  

    We have adopted out a declawed cat as a barn cat because it would not use a litter box and ...
  • Michelle  

    We would not place them in a situation where they are expected to be a working barn cat, but would ...
  • Stacy  

    So I would say it all depends on the situation with the cat and the "barn".  We have had barns ...
  • TRPA  

    Adopters are always looking for cats already declawed in our experience. That declawed cat should easily find an indoor home-where ...
  • Pamela R  

    Hi SushiBailey !  We consider each pet and their individual needs.   If you have a cat that you found outside ...
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July 12, 2017 at 11:16 AM

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My name is Rain Jordan. I'm late to introductions!  I'm originally from the San Francisco bay area of California; the ...
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  • HeatherC  

    Hi all!  I'm Heather Carr living in Naples, FL.  I've been a volunteer photographer for several years with my local ...
  • Rebel Rescue  

    Hi my name is Christy Bear from Rebel Rescue in Victoria, TX. I am the President of Rebel Rescue and ...
  • kym cyr  

    My name is Kym Cyr.  I live on Martha's Vineyard in MA.  I work full time as a secretary for ...
  • LisaP  

    My name is Lisa Pearce and while I'm originally from Southern California, after living in many states and raising my ...
  • Merrie  

    I'm a freelance medical copyeditor and live in Albuquerque, NM. I volunteer for a local rescue, NMDOG (www.nmdog.org; www.facebook.com/NMDOGVillage/), that serves the chained, abused, and ...
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June 06, 2018 at 03:40 PM
  • CanineKid  

    It warms my heart every time! To see an animal arrive whether stray or surrender feeling scared, unsure and broken ...
  • Kay Stout  

    Every Tuesday evening, 25 - 40 homeless dogs (and some cats) leave PAAS in Vinita, Oklahoma for a new home ...
  • LisaMarie  

    The lives that I save.  The nutritional health I supply and the help I provide to other rescues.  The transformation ...
  • Scott PRC Tampa  

    I feel like I've been able to make real changes in the profession of public animal control and sheltering over ...
  • Helen @ Shelterluv  

    Being part of the team at Shelterluv has been a dream job because we get to use technology to help ...
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June 27, 2018 at 03:26 PM
  • Rebecca  

    I wish we could afford a program to help owners (particularly of adopted dogs) afford behavioral intervention.
  • Terri  

    Absolutely establish a spay/neuter clinic to serve our local shelter.  They currently have to rely on the very small number ...
  • SusanRSM  

    The MAGIC lottery where all our resource needs were met for our animals....oh wait, wake up... . It doesn't hurt ...
  • Rhonda  

    We would love for their to be some low cost or free dog training to the citizens considering surrendering pets ...
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June 13, 2018 at 03:29 PM
  • PUPS  

    Feral Cat Dens!! Since we have put them in to use with all scared/feral cats that come in to our ...
  • LaurenWickmanHSSV  

    I recently ordered these simple stickers as a way to help others become more comfortable with asking clients for donations ...
  • fredSPCA  

    We use Vengage for $9/month and it helps us create awesome, engaging newsletters to send to staff and board weekly ...
  • Zooramey  

    Bagels/donuts for the staff! Puts everyone in a good mood, and let’s them know they are appreciated. The animals win ...
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