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  • 1.  2019 Recap of Maddie's Pet Forum!

    Posted 01-01-2020 12:11 PM

    Thank you for being part of the second year of Maddie's Pet Forum! 

    We appreciate every one of you who have taken the time to join our mission to better support animal welfare insiders, volunteers and pet caregivers with the goal of expediting and increasing lifesaving!

    Your support and contribution to the Maddie’s Pet Forum community has helped thousands of members find solutions to the many questions that arise in caring for pets in shelters, in rescues, in local communities and in homes. We hope you have found helpful resources and discussions on the forum so far and continue along with us on this journey to save more animal lives! Thanks for all you do!

    In 2019, Maddie's Pet Forum grew by:

    • 4,247 New Members

    • 1,452 New Discussions

    • 2,944 New Comments

    • 5,078 Searches Performed on the Forum

    • 727 Resources Uploaded

    • 29,445 Views on Discussions

    TOP CONTRIBUTORS - Members who earned the most activity points

    1.) @SilverCometAWA - Member since 11/30/18 - Earned 3014 Points in 2019

    2.) @sarahaguilar - Member since 4/23/19 - Earned 2081 Points in 2019

    3.) @BSimonsen - Member since 7/1/19 - Earned 1998 Points in 2019


    Pet Health & Nutrition

    • 69 Discussions


    1.) Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter Blackout Bingo Card

    2.) Fighting Like Cats & Dogs: Conflict in the Animal Welfare Field

    3.) Low-Cost Shelter Enrichment Boredom Buster Program

    These resources are attached to this post for easy download & viewing!


    1.) Price of adoption? by @SherryM

    • 24 Comments   103 Views   17 Upvotes

    2.) Northeast Rescue Partners by @JJ@FFRR

    • 23 Comments   163 Views   33 Upvotes

    3.) TNVR at County Shelters by @Jen Tate

    • 21 Comments   148 Views   45 Upvotes


    1.) PACC Volunteer and Staff Page - Private Group

    • 138 Discussions   217 Members   5 Group Resources

    2.) Million Cat Challenge - Private Group

    • 71 Discussions   146 Members   4 Group Resources

    3.) Short-term Foster and Field Trips Online Apprenticeships Cohort 1 - Private Closed Group

    • 63 Discussions   33 Members

    DEMOGRAPHICS - Members who accessed Maddie's Pet Forum

    Maddie's Pet Forum was accessed by people in 120+ countries and all 50 United States in 2019!


    1. California
    2. Texas
    3. Florida
    4. Arizona
    5. New York

    Your feedback is important for the future of Maddie's Pet Forum! 
    Thanks to member feedback in 2018, we launched the following updates and enhancements to Maddie's Pet Forum in 2019:

    • Digest Email Notifications Redesign

    • Improved Search

    • Added Ability to Report Members & Content

    • Added Polls

    • Video Uploads Directly to Posts

    • Searchable Resource Library!

    If you haven't yet, please complete our year end survey! Your feedback will greatly impact which features we prioritize in 2020. Click here to take the survey and be entered to win a $100 Amazon gift card! Must submit survey by January 15th to be entered to win. 


  • 2.  RE: 2019 Recap of Maddie's Pet Forum!

    Posted 01-02-2020 09:20 AM

    Thank you for the recognition. I hope my participation & remarks have been of value to others in the forum...I have certainly learned a lot here! Our organization's motto is compassion, cooperation, commUNITY! and we work to demonstrate that every day. Wishing everyone a happy & furry new year as we continue to work together for animal welfare and a NO KILL nation! <3


  • 3.  RE: 2019 Recap of Maddie's Pet Forum!

    Posted 01-02-2020 09:55 AM

    Congrats on being our most active forum member, @SilverCometAWA, and thank you for all your contributions! I always love reading your posts. Happy New Year!