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  • RentWithPets.org

    "Moving" and "landlord won't allow" are among the top reasons given by pet owners when relinquishing their dogs or cats to animal shelters.

  • 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.

  • May 1, 2015

    What's Your Magic Number?

    Learn how you can analyze your shelter’s capacity for care using real data to calculate the number of animals your shelter can comfortably care for.

  • May 1, 2015

    Nurturing the Bond

    Whether you're answering calls for a pet helpline, meeting with people face-to-face in a community outreach program, handling intakes at your shelter or answering calls from adopters, a sympathetic ear can help you be more successful at keeping pets and their people together.

  • May 1, 2015

    A New Learning Curve

    New cat behavior counseling course empowers participants to think beyond the walls of their shelter or rescue to assist owners who are thinking of surrendering their cats.

  • May 1, 2015

    Loss Prevention

    A high-intake municipal shelter in South Los Angeles starts a pilot program that results in impressive numbers, spurring the creation of similar programs across the city and the interest o rescue groups across the country

  • May 1, 2015

    Bad to the Bone

    A clever blog, YouTube video and graphics spoofing creepy TV shows and horror movies brought Eddie the Terrible worldwide attention--and eventually a loving home.

  • November 1, 2014

    Shelter Pet Project Prompts Bear Adoption

    Vicki Hildreth and her husband Steve found their senior dog through The Shelter Pet Project.

  • November 1, 2014

    I Can Haz Adopter?

    Staff and volunteers at the Fairfax County Animal Shelter in Virginia have become experts in meme-ography and they're sharing all their best tips.

  • November 1, 2014

    Saved in a Snap

    Lori Fusaro was inspired by her own dogs to use her photography skills to get potential adopters to take a second look at older dogs.

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