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  • About Us

    An overview of The Humane Society of the United States' resources for animal care professionals and volunteers.

  • Tufts Animal Care and Condition Scales

    The Tufts Animal Care and Condition (TACC) Scales were developed in 1997 by Dr. Gary Patronek, with assistance from Lori Donley, MS '97, the Fort Wayne Dept. of Animal Care and Control, and the Law Enforcement Division of the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals to help cruelty investigators and veterinarians assess cases of animal abuse or neglect that are primarily related to husbandry, as opposed to deliberate acts of cruelty.


    Comprehensive news and information on animal issues from The Humane Society of the United States.

  • Hoarding of Animals Research Consortium

    The site aims to bring together the work of HARC as well as credible resources from throughout the U.S. to help you better understand the phenomenon of animal hoarding, its impact on individuals and communities, and its sentinel role for elder abuse and neglect, child abuse and neglect, and adult self-neglect.

  • September 1, 2015

    A Photo Worth a Thousand Witnesses

    Done right, photos that capture a crime scene and the condition of abused animals can be vital to winning cruelty convictions. But documenting a crime scene isn’t as simple as snapping a few photos. Follow these guidelines to ensure your photographs help your case, and don’t hinder it.

  • September 1, 2015

    Three Mascoteers

    Shelter mascots act as ambassadors and help educate visitors and children about pet care and shelter programs.

  • May 1, 2015

    A Novel Approach

    Kids and cats bond over bookes in shelter reading program.

  • July 1, 2014

    Cold-Blooded Complications

    Explore the unfortunate growth of a highly questionable business resulting in increasing numbers of snakes, lizards and other reptiles.

  • July 1, 2014

    Partnering for Pets and People

    A collaborative effort between animal control and law enforcement reaps rewards in New Mexico.

  • July 1, 2014

    An Industry on Its Last Legs?

    The sun could be setting on Central Park’s horse-drawn carriages.

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