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  • 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.


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

  • September 1, 2015

    Beyond Politics

    With the help of local politicians, waiving adoption fees helps California shelters spur adoptions and boost staff morale.

  • September 1, 2015

    Sleep on It

    The Arizona Animal Welfare League & SPCA helps potential adopters find the right match with their Slumber Parties program.

  • September 1, 2015

    Moose Goes Backstage

    Moose the cat's foster dad looked past his grumpy exterior to find a pizza-stealing snuggler who fits right in.

  • September 1, 2015

    Emotional Rescue

    Understanding why it’s crucial for animals in our care to feel good

  • July 1, 2015

    Check Yourself Before You Wreck Yourself (and Your Work)

    The Human Animal session at Animal Care Expo gave some shelter leaders time on the couch with a "therapist" to explore judgements they'd made in the past, and how judgements may be hurting our communities now.

  • July 1, 2015

    Southern Success

    Southern Pines Animal Shelter in Mississippi has modest resources and a huge service area. (sound familiar?) But by reaching out to its community with a diverse range of programs and improvements, the shelter has created a culture of adoption that's sent intakes plummeting and live releases soaring.

  • July 1, 2015

    Acts of Providence

    Through the Pets for Life approach, the Providence Animal Rescue League brings warmth to the streets.

  • July 1, 2015

    All Dogs Are Equal

    Scientists, animal control officers and even some insurance companies agree--physical appearance is no basis for dog discrimination. Recent studies are unraveling the faulty logic behind breed-specific legislation and turning breed prejudice on its (big, blocky) head.

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