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  • 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.

  • September 1, 2009

    Don't Forget About Us

    Shelter staffs use special events, savvy marketing, and social networking to promote small-animal adoption.

  • July 1, 2009

    Getting the Drop on After-Hours Abandonments

    Whether people seeking to drop off pets after hours are driven by convenience or shame, the result at many shelters is the same: Dogs and cats are frequently left during times when no staff member is there for intake.

  • July 1, 2009

    Saving Lives in the Gulf Coast

    A groundbreaking spay/neuter initiative spells hope for homeless animals nationwide.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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