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  • March 1, 2009

    The Behavior Department: Enriching a Shelter Dog's Experience

    Making a shelter dog's life richer can be as simple as smearing some peanut butter on a rubber toy. Even if you're pressed for time, there are easy ways to spice up your dogs' daily routines through environmental enrichment.

  • January 1, 2009

    Shelter Medicine: How Much Care is Enough?

    The explosion of new medical information and treatment options has created ethical quandaries for shelters: How much care is enough? What can the shelter afford to spend? Lila Miller offers her thoughts on making treatment decisions.

  • November 1, 2008

    Shelter Medicine: A Passion for Shelter Work'and for Cats

    In this introductory column, our new veterinary columnist, Dr. Brenda Griffin, tells of her pioneering pursuit into shelter medicine, and how listening to her heart changed her life.

  • November 1, 2008

    Still Not Making the Grade

    The decades-old battle continues against Class B dealers, the for-profit middlemen who sell shelter animals to research'and are notorious for treating them inhumanely.

  • November 1, 2008

    Q & A: A Flood of Emotion

    Dr. Chris Duke of the Bienville Medical Center in Mississippi talks about his community's emotional aftershocks from Katrina, and how residual pet and owner stresses flow into one another.

  • November 1, 2008

    Neuter or Spay ??? The Right Way

    Spay/neuter programs may be all over the place, but the quality of care they offer doesn't have to be according to a new report published in the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association.

  • November 1, 2008

    Puppy Love that Lasts

    A study shows that pet owners feel more secure in their relationships with their pets than with their romantic partners.

  • November 1, 2008

    Field Trip: Red Lake Rosie's Rescue

    A few years ago, Karen Good was picking up every stray that crossed her path on the Red Lake Indian Reservation in Northwestern Minnesota. It didn't take long, however, for her and a couple of kindred spirits to realize that it wasn't enough.

  • September 1, 2008

    Hoarding and Feral Cat Programs Now on DVD

    Feeling overwhelmed and a little lost when it comes to handling animal hoarding cases or managing ferals? Two new DVDs from The HSUS can help guide you through these challenging situations.

  • 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.

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