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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, 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • July 1, 2014

    Unforgettable: A Girl Named Fred

    Profile of a parrot named Fred and her foster parent who nursed her back to health.

  • May 1, 2014

    Battered Bodies, Unbreakable Spirits

    Group promotes adoption and retention of dogs with disabilities

  • May 1, 2014

    No Place Like Home

    Advocates use prevention strategies and fair housing laws to keep owners and pets together.

  • March 1, 2014

    A Little Help for Our Little Friends

    In the March/April 2014 cover story, read how putting the spotlight on your little critters by posting colorful photos, giving them fun names, and placing them in high-traffic areas are just a few ways to boost small-animal adoption rates.

  • March 1, 2014

    Time, Space, and the Single Cat

    Many adopters are looking to bring a second cat to their household, but what's the best way to turn a couple of swingin' single felines into a happy couple? And how do you know if a new friend would even be welcome? Shelters and rescues can help adopters find their way to a peacefully expanded kitty family.

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