Maddie's Fund, The Pet Rescue Foundation, (www.maddiesfund.org), is a family foundation funded by Workday and PeopleSoft Founder Dave Duffield and his wife, Cheryl. Maddie's Fund is helping to create a no-kill nation where all healthy and treatable shelter dogs and cats are guaranteed a loving home.
To achieve this goal, Maddie's Fund is investing its resources in building community collaborations where animal welfare organizations come together to develop successful models of lifesaving; in veterinary colleges to help shelter medicine become part of the veterinary curriculum; in private practice veterinarians to encourage greater participation in the animal welfare cause; and in the implementation of national strategies to collect and report shelter statistics.
These cats have an ear tip.
Maddieis Fund is named after the Duffield's beloved Miniature Schnauzer. The foundation makes good on a promise the family made to Maddie to give back to her kind in dollars that which Maddie gave to them in friendship and love. Maddie passed away in 1997, but thanks to this one little dog, abandoned shelter dogs and cats have new opportunities to find loving homes in which they, too, may share in the joy, love and companionship that Dave and Cheryl enjoyed with Maddie.
Created in 2004 by animal welfare leaders from around the country, the Asilomar Accords provide a statistical framework, and a set of guiding principles, aimed at reducing the euthanasia of healthy and treatable dogs and cats. By providing a means to track animal health and euthanasia rates, and to compare those statistics to other participant organizations, the Asilomar system will let us measure our progress in reducing euthanasia and increasing the number of animals we save.
Presented here are the Asilomar data for Shelter From the Storm, in accordance with our Maddie's Fund grant requirement. For more information on the definitions and formulae used, and on the guiding principles of the Accords, please visit the Asilomar website at www.asilomaraccords.org.
Asilomar Accords 2008