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  • September 1, 2009

    Fire & Ice

    The season that brought the worst ice storm in decades to Massachusetts brought the worst bushfires in history to the Australian state of Victoria. In this double feature, two shelter staff who worked through the disasters tell their stories, and emphasize the value of being prepared.

  • September 1, 2009

    Creature Feature: The Long Way Home

    A series of three-day demonstrations of Pat Parelli's kinder, gentler approach to equines are at the heart of an HSUS initiative to improve the care of horses, who all too often end up abandoned, neglected, or sent to slaughter.

  • September 1, 2009

    Off Leash: Putting the 'Fun' in Fundraiser

    In tough economic times, it's more important than ever for shelters to keep the money coming in. One strategy is to kick the creativity level up a notch. Here's a smattering of the wacky and wonderful events that shelters have devised to beat those recession blues.

  • September 1, 2009

    To the Rescue: 3 Strikes, You're Out

    Animal welfare groups rescue more than 200 starving and neglected wild horses from a Nebraska ranch that promoted itself as a sanctuary.

  • September 1, 2009

    Stepping into the Wild

    Some nuisance wildlife control firms have a reputation for mistreating animals, but shelters can spur the industry to raise its standards.

  • September 1, 2009

    Q & A: Seeking Higher Ground for Animals in Disasters

    In her recently released Filling the Ark, author and sociologist Leslie Irvine argues for better catastrophe planning and a new view of animals. She discusses her work and her on-the-ground experiences following Hurricane Katrina.

  • September 1, 2009

    Seeking Many Happy Returns (To Owners)

    Missing pets pose a daunting challenge for animal welfare workers: Frantic owners want nothing less than peace of mind, and ideally they'd like a miraculously returned family companion. There's plenty that shelters can do to aid searches and refer owners to effective resources.

  • July 1, 2009

    Show Me the Money: Making the Most of the Dog Days of Summer

    Find out how a Michigan shelter tees up a profitable annual golf outing fundraiser.

  • July 1, 2009

    The "101" Department: Tooling Around

    High-tech gear is changing the face of animal control, but is it just "boys and their toys"?

  • July 1, 2009

    To the Rescue: Back from the Brink

    A severely neglected mare whose condition upon being discovered was "not compatible with life" shows amazing spirit and makes an incredible recovery.

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