A Huge Thank You to Maddie's Fund®
In early 2016, Pets Alive Westchester received a grant from Maddie's Fund®, whose mission is to revolutionize the status and well-being of companion animals. The grant is being used to rehabilitate the dogs that were transferred from Pets Alive Westchester's Elmsford facility that closed in September, 2015 to Pets Alive's facility in Middletown, NY. The dogs are either legacy dogs who had been at the Elmsford facility for many years or dogs with behavior issues that require rehabilitation in order to increase their chances at adoption. This grant will enable Pets Alive Westchester to provide the appropriate training for these animals and to create a suitable environment that will help their rehabilitation.
As a result of an increased focus on training and living environment, Pets Alive Westchester anticipates the dogs' chances for adoption will increase, such as Jimmie shown below.
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More about Maddie’s Fund®
Maddie’s Fund® is a family foundation started in 1994 by Workday co-founder Dave Duffield and his wife, Cheryl, who have endowed the Foundation with more than $300 million. Since then, they have awarded more than $172 million in grants toward increased community lifesaving, shelter medicine education, and pet adoptions across the U.S. The Duffields named Maddie's Fund after their Miniature Schnauzer, Maddie, who always made them laugh and comforted them during stressful business times when Dave was launching a startup software company. Maddie was with Dave and Cheryl from 1987-1997 and continues to inspire them today.
Maddie’s Fund is the fulfillment of a promise to an inspirational dog and the creation of a goal towards achieving a no-kill nation where all healthy and treatable shelter dogs and cats are guaranteed a loving home. #ThanksToMaddie.