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Our award-winning bimonthly magazine, Animal Sheltering, is the premier publication for the sheltering, rescue, and animal care and control community. For more than 35 years, we've reported on local groups making a difference for homeless and abused pets in their communities, shared life-saving information, best practices, successful fundraising ideas and adoption promotions, and supporting the shelters and rescues that are doing the hardest and most rewarding work there is. If you're working to help pets, this magazine is a must-read.

We regularly recieve notes and feedback from readers who tell us how much they've learned from or been inspired by our stories. Here are a few.

From letters to the editor:

For me, every Animal Sheltering is instructive and enjoyable... Congratulations, and thanks for your continuing first-class publication.

—Susan M. Seidman, East Hampton, NY
Voices, September/October 2012
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The November-December 2013 issue of Animal Sheltering is one of the best issues yet. I'm still working on reading through it in between everything else we do here, but I wanted to let you know that your magazine keeps me up to date in all areas of sheltering.
—Rosemary Lyons, Pasco County Animal Services
Letterbox, March/April 2011
March-April 2011 ASM
   
The article "Back to Basics: Shelter Cat Enrichment" by Debbie Swanson is terrific. This issue is excellent, as always, but the last issue was above and beyond! The article on Calgary's licensing efforts was terrific (we're only a half a day's drive from Calgary), and Hilay Anne Hager's Volunteer Management column was great, as always. We'll have to find a way to bribe her into coming over some time. We are going through volunteer program revival, and an aggressive licensing campaign, so both of these were quite timely (as well as well-written). Keep up the good work!
—Cliff Bennett, Director, Flathead County Animal Shelter
Letterbox, July/August 2011
July/August 2011 ASM
   
Last year, I contacted you to get electronic copies of Animal Sheltering articles to pass on to our local city, county supervisors, and others to educate them about animal issues. You were kind enough to do that, and I have gotten a wonderful response. I live in Santa Cruz, Calif., and with our budget pressures it is hard to convince local government to allocate the money for a healthy sheter and animal control program. It is through citizen involvement that we have worked to create relationships with the government officials that make the decisions. Most of the time, these decisions are made without much knowledge of the many issues that come up. I am so thankful for The Humane Society of the United States and the important information it shares in Animal Sheltering and All Animals magazines.
—Joan E. DeNeffe, Santa Cruz County Animal Welfare Coalition
Letter to the Editor, May/June 2011
May/June 2011 ASM
   
Last year I first heard about a magazine from the Humane Society of the US (HSUS) called Animal Sheltering. I've since learned it's a 60-page bi-monthly publication that is captivating to read and absolutely filled with great info and ideas... You can read current and past issues of Animal Sheltering on the HSUS website, and I'm betting since you already read this blog, you’ll like it.
—Pat Summers, NJ.com Pets Blogger
 
   

From our 2012 reader survey:

"I read ALL of it, cover to cover."

"Honestly, I can't wait to read the magazine when I get it in the mail."

"The variety is one of the things that is so useful for me, because I am both Animal Welfare (have a 501(c)3) and Animal Control, which I came to much later."

"Great mix of inspiring stories to share with volunteers, and useful info to share with staff."

"I can't say the magazine is lacking in any content."

"I think with the broad approach it pats attention to everything in good measure. I may not pay as much attention to things which are outside my area of interest but I regularly see things which I might have thought I'd be interested in."

"I often refer to past issues, and share with other volunteers so I think your content is great"

"I look forward to the magazine as I haven't found anything else like it."

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