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Maddie's Fund

Maddie's Fund® is a family foundation established in 1994 by Dave and Cheryl Duffield and is the fulfillment of a promise to an inspirational dog, Maddie. She provided them much joy from 1987 – 1997 and continues to inspire them today.

The Foundation has awarded nearly $250 million in grants toward increased community lifesaving, pioneering shelter medicine education and establishing foster care as a standard across the U.S.

Maddie’s Fund proudly offers the industry a national voice, important funding opportunities for bold ideas, learning resources and access to collaborate and share lifesaving ideas. The Foundation invests its resources in a commitment to keeping pets and people together, creating a safety net of care for animals in need and operating within a culture of inclusiveness and humility. #ThanksToMaddie.

In 2009, the County of Santa Clara Animal Care and Control received a $20,000 grant from Maddie's Fund. To meet the requirements of the grant, we publish our shelter statistics yearly. 

In September 2013, the County of Santa Clara Animal Care and Control division received $58,500 as a result of participating in Maddie's Fund Pet Adoption Days in June 2013. We thank all that adopted and those who contributed in making this a huge success!