Our Partners & Sponsors
Maddie’s Fund® is a family foundation which is funded by the founder of Workday and PeopleSoft, 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 to train veterinarians to save the lives of sick and injured dogs and cats in animal shelters; and in the implementation of a national effort to promote accountability and transparency in animal shelter operations. Maddie’s Fund is named after the family’s beloved Miniature Schnauzer who passed away in 1997.
We have worked with Maddie’s Fund in a variety of ways, including participating in their annual pet adoption event from 2014 to 2016. This past year, Maddie’s Fund supported our South Bay Kitten Project, which was a joint effort between Town Cats and the San Jose Animal Care Center to mobilize people to foster and care for kittens during the busy “kitten season” time of year. In honor of Maddie’s Fund support, we named the program Maddie’s Kitten Foster Network. Town Cats has also sent a number of our staff to training programs provided by Maddie’s Fund, on a wide variety of topics related to cat care.
Town Cats is pleased and more than a little proud of our partnership with Maddie’s Fund, and we want everyone to know it! Those who are unfamiliar with Maddie’s Fund will be pleased to know that their mission is “To revolutionize the status and well-being of companion animals.” Learn more about the many ways in which they support cats and dogs by visiting them online at www.maddiesfund.org.
Jackson Galaxy Cat Pawsitive Program
Town Cats is thrilled to have been one of six shelters nationwide to participate in the fall 2018 session of the Jackson Galaxy Cat Pawsitive program. Cat Pawsitive is a clicker based training program aimed at harder to adopt cats. Volunteers and staff work one on one with the cat in the program to learn a variety of behaviors and skills all aimed at building confidence, increasing comfort levels, and ultimately helping the cat find their forever home. A committed group of staff and volunteers participated in the 8 week training program and now have the tools to carry the program on in our shelter for years to come.
WeCare – Community Alliance to Reduce Euthanasia
The founding agencies are Palo Alto Animal Services, San Jose Animal Care and Services, Silicon Valley Animal Control Authority, Town Cats Rescue, Humane Society Silicon Valley and the County of Santa Clara Animal Care and Control. Last year the WeCare Alliance received the one million dollar Maddie’s Fund (www.maddiesfund.org) Lifesaving Award, and we are working hard to achieve an even more ambitious goal in the next two years.
Success will have been achieved when each healthy and/or treatable cat and dog entering any facility operated by an Alliance member, or any recognized rescue partner within the county, can be placed in a responsible and appropriate home and no dogs or cats are euthanized because of a lack of space or the passage of time.
PetSmart Charities, Inc http://www.petsmartcharities.org is a nonprofit animal welfare organization that saves the lives of homeless pets. More than 400,000 dogs and cats find homes each year through adoption programs in all PetSmart stores and signature adoption events. PetSmart Charities® grants more money to directly help pets in need than any other animal welfare group in North America, with a focus on funding spay/neuter programs that help communities solve pet overpopulation. PetSmart Charities® is a 501(c)(3) organization, legally independent from PetSmart, Inc.
We are proud to be a PetSmart Charities® partner!