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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 organi...

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Maddie's Pet Forum Admin   Maddie's Fund Staff
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July 18, 2019 at 06:36 AM
  • Stacy  

    I really wish I had known how powerful community programs and targeted spay/neuter for owned cats would be in helping control cat overpopulation. After seeing Dr. John Caltibiano of the TEAM Van(In ...
  • J J  

    I wish I’d know that canine diabetes could be treated far better than the basic protocol that was given out to dog parents with a sugar baby. Oh how so many lives could have been saved back then ...
  • Kim at Maddie's   Maddie's Fund Staff

    I wish I (and everyone else) knew that adoption isn't the only way to help save animals' lives. If adoption isn't an option, then fostering, TNR, SNR, sleepovers, field trips, enrichment, ...
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July 19, 2019 at 11:30 AM

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Community Cats Grants Webinar- Wednesday July 24 at 2pm EDT

Just a reminder that this Wednesday at 2pm EDT we will have a webinar with Community Cats Grants Coordinator Julie Jacobson to talk about the program and how your organization can get matching grants from us. To sign up go to:

7 hrs, 20 mins. ago
  • coupons  

    oh really sad to hear about this ,the situation of the cat is very unusual ,generally cats that are found homeless they are not fond of such eating things and slowly and steadily starts mingle with ...
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Maddie's Pet Forum Admin   Maddie's Fund Staff
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July 09, 2019 at 01:28 PM
New activity:  July 12, 2019 at 08:50 AM
  • Erika   Maddie's Fund Staff

    Honor Roll/Scholarships are also a fantastic idea. Great work!
  • jsaadi  

    Totally stealing this idea!! Great job!
  • Lu,ckyleo7  

    Excellent idea! Our shelter is going to try this. We are picking up hurricane dogs now and need all the adoption s we can get
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June 22, 2019 at 07:28 AM
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  • SSAS  

    We have a program that teaches adopters how to do safe, neutral introductions and much more before they take home the adopted dog. It avoids a lot of these types of problems, greatly reducing the ...
  • TerryR  

    I wish I had been given this type of Info as a foster mom. I was not told much about how to introduce my 2 resident dogs to my foster. It could have ended badly due my foster dog biting my rat ...
  • gilesk  

    I usually tell people to take the new dog and their dog to a park or something and walk them near each other but not side by side(with the people in the middle). So that their dog can get to know that ...
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Maddie's Pet Forum Admin   Maddie's Fund Staff
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June 25, 2019 at 09:35 AM
New activity:  June 25, 2019 at 09:57 AM

Challenge Spotlight: Fearless Kitty Rescue - 3rd Place - Most Creative Adoption Tactic

Fearless Kitty Rescue was given the 3rd place award for the Most Creative Foster or Adoption Tactic in the Get 'Em Home Challenge!

Their winning tactic focused on engaging volunteers and members of the public to personally become an advocate for a long-stay cat in order to help that cat find just the right companion and to increase the circle of...See More

  • Fearless Kitty  

    Thank you Maddie's Fund for always supporting the work we do and for giving us the inspiration to think outside the box!
Kim at Maddie's   Maddie's Fund Staff
Manager of Partnerships & Collaboration
July 08, 2019 at 02:29 PM
New activity:  July 09, 2019 at 11:08 AM

Boredom Buster Program -- Incredible Low-Cost Shelter Enrichment Resource!

One of our grantees, Far Side Journey, developed the Boredom Buster Program, a low-cost shelter enrichment program for dogs, and piloted it at the Los Angeles Animal Services' Chesterfield Square Animal Care Center. The pilot was a success and they're planning on continuing it and implementing at another shelter!

I'm sharing it with you today...See More

  • Irgriffin2  

    Thank you Kim for sharing and thanks to Maddie for making the e-booklet possible. We learned so much as we implemented the pilot program at the Los Angeles Animal Services' Chesterfield Square Animal ...
  • SilverCometAWA  

    Rats! I can't access it -- I get a firewall. Could you possibly send it by email? THANK YOU! THANK YOU!
  • jsaadi  

    This is fantastic!! I'm printing multiple copies for staff and volunteers. Thank you so much for sharing this.

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