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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.

  • November 1, 2015

    Unforgettable: She Longed to Be … Part of Their World

    Long-lost cat siblings Ariel and Sebastian have a Disneyesque happy ending.

  • November 1, 2015

    Home Sweet Rehome

    Rehoming programs have a simple premise—help people find new homes for pets they can’t keep, without them ever stepping foot in a shelter. By trusting people and providing owners with some tools for the process, shelters can ease their own burden, give owners more control over their pets’ fates and help animals transition into happy new homes.

  • November 1, 2015

    Here Comes Santa Paws

    The Santa Fe Animal Shelter & Humane Society delivers pets for Christmas, generating goodwill and boosting free publicity.

  • 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

    The Art of Communication

    By changing the way we communicate with the public we can increase organizational effectiveness and get the results we want more often.

  • September 1, 2015

    Sleep on It

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

  • 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

    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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