The Maddie’s Fund® mission is to revolutionize the status and well-being of companion animals.
Maddie’s Fund is a family foundation founded 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 $153 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 Impact In Alachua County
Alachua County has made immense strides in efforts to end needless euthanasia and animal suffering in our community. With the support of Maddie’s Fund Alachua County’s animal rescue efforts have been magnified and improved year after year.
To check out the exact numbers and impact of Maddie’s Fund in Alachua County in 2014 click here to download the numbers.
Maddie’s Impact at Haile’s Angels Pet Rescue
In August of 2010 we were lucky enough to have Creed, a seven year old grey and tan cockapoo, enter our rescue. Creed was not in great shape. He had a lame shoulder that required extensive orthopedic surgery, arthritis, a heart murmur and chronic dry eye. Even with surgery Creed was left with a limp but his spirit was strong and we knew he would be a phenomenal addition to the right family.
Despite his disabilities Creed was adopted on January 21, 2011 after being at Haile’s Angels Pet Rescue for over five months. Unfortunately, as is often the case, his disabilities proved to be too much for his adoptive family and they returned him five short days later. A couple of months later on March 4, 2011 Creed was once again adopted. We were thrilled for Creed to finally be in his forever home. Sadly, a little over two years later Creed was returned to us. Finally, in January of 2014, Creed was adopted again. Despite now being 11 years old, still unable to properly use his shoulder, having a heart murmur and needing daily eye drops for his dry eye, Creed’s new family welcomed him with open arms. He is a happy and loved dog and we have the pleasure of seeing him from time to time at the Haile Plantation Animal Clinic.
We hate to see our Angels returned, but always have faith that their journey will unite them with their perfect family at the perfect time. Creed has finally found his perfect family who love him and everything that makes him “differently-abled”!
Summer, a one year old pit bull mix, was presented to Haile’s Angels Pet Rescue by a good samaritan who found her wrapped in a bloody blanket on the side of the road. The person who rescued her said they first thought that she was a baby deer that had been injured and subsequently wrapped in a blanket.
Upon her arrival Summer was extremely thin and malnourished and had a severe fracture of her left rear leg. As a result of the severity of her injury she required surgery by an orthopedic specialist at the University of Florida.Summer’s surgery was made possible by Maddie’s UF Shelter Medicine Program.
After her surgery Summer stayed at our clinic where she received therapeutic laser treatments and daily physical therapy until she could be adopted into her forever home. Not only was she adopted into her perfect forever home but she welcomed a doggie sibling not longer after when her new family adopted another Haile’s Angel, Grace, who had recently been returned by her original adopters. Summer and Grace are now best friends and are enjoying the sweet together life in their forever home!