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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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August 20, 2019 at 04:23 PM

Challenge Spotlight- 1st Place- Most Creative Program Overall- Jacksonville Humane Society

This article first appeared on our #ChewOnThis blog in May. We recently caught up with Lindsay Layendecker, Jacksonville Humane Society’s (JHS) Senior Manager of Education and Outreach, who told us about some exciting additions to the program and how they used their winnings!

The deck appeared to be stacked against 15-year-old Freckles, who...See More

  • "Freckles rejects crown"! Of course she does!! Paper?? How DARE you....where are the diamonds in a platinum setting accented by sapphires? BA HA HA ;-) I love seeing this kind of thing! I especially ...
Maddie's Pet Forum Admin
August 22, 2019 at 08:11 AM

If could pick any topic to attend an apprenticeship on, what would it be?

(Don't limit yourself to the ones that already exist-- this is for fun!) Also, what are you interested in learning more about in other ways, such as blogs and webcasts?

  • Fundraising strategy, particularly in the current political climate. That may be overly specific, but we're having some difficulties with donors who have cut back or stopped giving because they ...
  • ¿How to deal with animal hoarders ? I thing is a topic that all of us have.
  • Leadership strategy & staff retention
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  • LOVE this! heavy black-heart Thanks, Christie & Michigan Pet Fund Alliance!
August 22, 2019 at 09:50 AM

microchip and programs

What program do the shelters use to keep a record of all the microchips. What micro chips company is better to use Home Again, Pet links?

  • Every organization is going to be different. Some have to use a specific chip because of their software contract. If you use Pet Point for example you are required to use 24 Hour Pet Watch microchips. ...

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August 05, 2019 at 12:45 PM
New activity:  August 20, 2019 at 06:55 AM
  • Interested in how we might be able to use this along with Petpoint?
  • I'm not affiliated at all, but this sounds like a good option for Lifeline Animal Project in Atlanta (currently managing Fulton & Dekalb counties) & Gwinnett County Animal Services (north ...
  • Jessica, I was just in Palm Valley last week and saw that they are using it there! It was my first introduction and thought this was super cool! I hope you get a lot of shelters that want to sign up!
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Maddie's Pet Forum Admin
July 23, 2019 at 05:22 AM
New activity:  August 03, 2019 at 02:57 PM

Challenge Spotlight- 2nd Place- Impact Award- Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society

When Beauregard McGee was found and taken to a North Philadelphia shelter, he tested positive for the Feline Leukemia Virus (FeLV). Previously, his life would have been at risk because of this disease. Luckily for Beauregard, the Get ‘em Home Challenge had just begun, and Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) was kicking off two...See More

  • He's adorable!
  • Can you please share how you get the photo embedded in the post rather than added on as an attachment? Thanks,
  • Maybe someone tell me why , a few months ago I rescue a couple of cats ( 1.5 months) , we made the FeLV, and came possitive in one of the cats, in the quick test, we made blood tests and alll the ...
Maddie's Pet Forum Admin
August 06, 2019 at 12:10 PM
New activity:  August 08, 2019 at 09:19 AM

Young-Williams Animal Center- 3rd Place- Most Creative Program Overall

In order to find adopters for pets with long shelter stays and compete in the Get ‘Em Home Challenge, Young-Williams Animal Center developed progressive programming that involved many different areas. Their plan involved the creation of a field trip program, an innovative foster-to-adopt program, marketing pets heavily on social media,...See More

  • GREAT WORK!! Do you happen to have a foster-ambassador kit to give to fosters that streamline obtaining personality information? Or, social media guidelines or templates they can utilize to promote ...
CEO, Save All The Pets
July 29, 2019 at 08:09 PM
New activity:  July 30, 2019 at 09:42 AM
  • I'll follow your work. Like Merrie - - I think the number is higher than 700,000 - - based on #'s people in rescue have told me, privately. An example, someone said there were 30,000 homeless pets in ...
  • Good luck with this endeavor!
  • Hi, just a quick question/correction on your website ( The number I've always seen for number of euthanizations per year in the United States is approximately 4 ...

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