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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.

  • November 1, 2015

    Caught in the Middle

    A vocal minority of private practice veterinarians view low-cost, subsidized care provided by nonprofit spay/neuter clinics and vet care assistance programs as unfair competition and a threat to their livelihoods. Though there has always been some friction on this issue, tensions are rising in some communities, placing lifesaving services in the crosshairs.

  • September 1, 2015

    Block by Block

    In cities across the U.S., animal welfare groups are knocking on doors and bringing pet care services to the neighborhoods that most need them. Read how the Pets for Life program is changing the lives of pets and people one block at a time.

  • September 1, 2015

    Emotional Rescue

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

  • July 1, 2015

    What Goes Down ...

    Your adopters and novice foster caregivers may not be prepared for that horking sound longtime cat owners know so well. Here's what one kitty devotee learned when he explored the world of cat vomit.

  • 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.

  • November 1, 2014

    The ASPCA's 'Top Chefs'

    Brothers Jonathon and Johan Aguero of the ASPCA dish out creative ideas to encourage shelter pets to eat.

  • November 1, 2014

    Young Cats, New Tricks

    Learn how "kitten kindergarten," also known as early socialization, can benefit cats in your shelter with a relatively short investment of time and effort.

  • September 1, 2014

    The Road to Happy Returns

    To safely trap and transport feral cats for their spay/neuter surgeries, you need more than good intentions. While the business of setting traps and transporting cats from colony to clinic and back isn't brain surgery, there's more to it than some novices think.

  • 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.

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