A national family foundation known as Maddie’s Fund has awarded The Humane Society of Hobart (HSH) $2,500 for their lifesaving Foster Program. The Maddie’s Fund Foster stimulus grant will provide training to volunteers about managing their volunteer-based foster program. Volunteers will assist in creating training initiatives, consultation and onboarding of new foster parents, and overall monitoring of the program alongside a staff member from HSH.
“HSH has an annual intake of 2,400 pets. Without the foster families in our community who care for pets while waiting adoption, we would not be able to save so many lives. Thanks to Maddie’s Fund for this wonderful opportunity to build additional internal support for our foster families. This will undoubtedly contribute to our mission to build and strengthen pet families.” said Humane Society of Hobart Executive Director Jennifer Webber.
The Humane Society of Hobart says their volunteer based community foster program was directly responsible for sheltering, medicating, monitoring, feeding, and caring for over 600 kittens in 2019. The first eight weeks is critical, the humane society said, and the care given by foster parents vital to their success.
The Duffield family named Maddie’s Fund after their Miniature Schnauzer Maddie, who always made them laugh and gave them much joy, was with Dave and Cheryl Duffield for ten years and continues to inspire them today. #ThanksToMaddie