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  • StopPuppyMills.org

    That pooch in the pet-store window may be may alluring but buyer beware: you may be supporting a puppy mill.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • March 1, 2014

    Minding the Gap

    Best Friends Animal Society conducted opinion surveys in 2013 to find out where American public stands on shelter pets. The results were a mixed bag, showing that while people generally believe shelter pets are lovable, there are still some barriers to adoption. What's more, most Americans vastl;y underestimate the number of animals still euthanized in shelters.

  • January 1, 2014

    Blow Me Away

    Two shelters look to weather phenomena and pop culture to create fun adoption marketing campaigns.

  • January 1, 2014

    The Underside of the Big Top

    Animal control officers can play a critical role in ensuring circus animals receive better treatment and help prevent cruelty.

  • January 1, 2014

    Overlooked No More

    Michigan Humane Society creates Overlooked Pets program to help expedite adoption of languishing pets, using a three-step process: identify, promote, and track.

  • November 1, 2013

    Anatomy of a Puppy Mill Raid

    Puppy mill rescues are often the culmination of months of preparation, and, when they happen, they're a methodical step toward putting one of an estimated 10,000 puppy mills in the U.S. out of business.

  • November 1, 2013

    For Exotic Cats, a Happier Home

    A sanctuary in Tampa, Florida offers abandoned and abused exotic cats a new life.

  • November 1, 2013

    Shine a Light

    Shelters and rescues are finding ways to promote the animals who, for one reason or another, don't find homes as easily. Social media can provide a big boost.

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