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  • July 1, 2008

    Wild Things: Sparrows

    Sparrows often nest in inconvenient places around homes and take up residence in big retail stores. Our wildlife expert offers tips you can pass along to people who call your shelter with these common challenges.

  • July 1, 2008

    To the Rescue: Retriever's Mishap a Real Icebreaker

    A Kansas animal control officer receives national attention when she saves a struggling dog from a frozen pond.

  • May 1, 2008

    To the Rescue: Rapunzel, Rapunzel—Let Down Your Fur!

    A humane officer scales an apartment building to the balcony of a yellow-haired damsel in distress.

  • May 1, 2008

    Creature Feature: Flight Risk

    Collisions with window glass kill a staggering number of birds each year in the U.S. alone. But some simple changes, such as turning off building lights at night, can decrease the fatalities.

  • May 1, 2008

    New from The HSUS: Wild Neighbors: The Humane Approach to Living with Wildlife

    The latest edition of Wild Neighbors helps readers identify a wildlife problem, determine the animal causing it, and take a humane approach to solving the problem and keeping it from reoccurring.

  • May 1, 2008

    Field Trip: Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary

    The Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary rescues livestock from factory farms and educates the public about food choices that are better for the planet, the animals, and people.

  • May 1, 2008

    Off Leash: Lions and Tigers and Cars, Oh My!

    Lambert the lion surprised motorists on Ohio's Route 23 last fall after breaking out of his cage. Another zoo refugee? Not exactly. Ohio and a handful of other states allow private citizens to keep the big cats.

  • March 1, 2008

    The Gulf Coast Will Rise Again

    While many challenges still lie ahead for shelters in the Gulf Coast region two years after Hurricane Katrina, one observer sees signs of progress everywhere.

  • March 1, 2008

    When We All Howl Together

    The newly formed National Federation of Humane Societies seeks to unite national and local groups to raise public awareness of animal issues and gain more clout for animal welfare in Congress and statehouses.

  • March 1, 2008

    Creature Feature: A Losing Bet: Greyhound Racing's Impact On Shelters

    Raced like machines and not even considered "dogs" by some states, racing greyhounds fall in a grey area between what is ethical and what keeps crowds betting. And when the dogs retire, shelters and rescues shoulder the burden.

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