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  • September 1, 2008

    Green's Gonna Getcha

    Choosing an environmentally friendly route for your animal shelter can offer healthier, more natural, and more cost-effective means of operation, but with potential hurdles down the road, it's wise to look both ways before going green.

  • September 1, 2008

    The "101" Department: Friends, Trolls, and Superpokes: Is Your Shelter Ready for Social Networking?

    The MySpace generation won't be young and poor forever, so now's the time to reach them where they live'online. Social networking poses some challenges, but it's an effective way for shelters to build visibility and raise money.

  • September 1, 2008

    The Ties That Bond

    The American Humane Association has published a new booklet that explores the link between animal abuse and children's well-being.

  • September 1, 2008

    People Power: Latichia Duffy

    For seven years, animal control officer Latichia Duffy has used minimal funds to operate a tiny shelter in an area surrounded by puppy mills.

  • September 1, 2008

    Shelter Medicine: To Test or Not to Test

    Feline leukemia and feline immunodeficiency virus are the bad boys of the microbial kitty kingdom, but when is it in your shelter's best interest to test for these diseases? Here's a prescription shelters can use to inoculate the dilemma.

  • September 1, 2008

    Coffee Break: What Advice Would You Give Someone Starting Out in the Animal Welfare Field?

    In your space, you passed on your best advice for someone starting out in the animal welfare field.

  • July 1, 2008

    A Little Help for a Lot of Territory

    Faced with serving an area that covers more than 3,800 square miles, the animal control department of New Mexico's Dona Ana County is using volunteers for tasks that don't require specialized training.

  • July 1, 2008

    Online Extra - Getting Ready for Inspection

    Properly maintaining animal shelters is not just a matter of doing the right thing for the animals, the employees, and the public; it's also a matter of staying on the right side of the applicable health and safety regulations. The regulations vary across the country, but here's how one state handles shelter inspections.

  • July 1, 2008

    Will Your Response be a Natural Disaster?

    A mock shelter evacuation illuminates the good, the bad, and the potentially lethal during crisis response.

  • July 1, 2008

    The "101" Department: Maintenance Matters

    A coat of paint here and a leaky faucet there may seem like back-burner stuff when you're busy saving lives, but properly maintaining your shelter now will save money later and pay off in improved animal care.

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