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Maddie's Candid Conversations

Maddie was a beloved Miniature Schnauzer whose unconditional love, loyalty and spirit inspired a revolution in animal welfare. Dave & Cheryl Duffield started Maddie's Fund in 1994 to help pets and the people who love them. Learn more @

Join us for revealing conversations with influential animal welfare leaders, hosted by Maddie's Fund executive leader, Mary Ippoliti-Smith. You'll be inspired by each speaker’s pathway to promoting diversity, equity and inclusion in their daily work with animals and the shelter staff who support homeless pets. When we respect and appreciate the journeys our community members have taken, we are reminded of the importance of keeping pets and people together.