American Pets Alive! helps communities save more lives faster.

We accelerate your development into a lifesaving community by providing flexible opportunities for in-depth education and hands-on training in the proven most-effective strategies — with expert support all along the way.

Maddie’s® Lifesaving Academy

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AmPA! experts deploy to select communities to provide hands-on support.

Expanding The No Kill Community

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Jul 03, 2020

Return to Owner: Expanded Community Chat

Return to Owner expert and innovator, Gina Knepp of Michelson Found Animals Foundation reviews the most recent best practices and recommendations from the national organization dedicated to getting more pets reunited with their owners.

Jul 03, 2020

Foster on Deck: It Really Works!

Hear from Jennah Billeter, Director of Foster Programs at Humane Rescue Alliance in Washington, DC, about this innovative idea in fostering.

Jul 02, 2020

Could Remote Work be the Best Thing Ever for Our Pets?

Since more pet owners have been working from home, our animals have been getting to spend record amounts of time with us and all accounts point to one piece of great news.

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