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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.

  • 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.

  • January 1, 2014

    Long Flight to Freedom

    Cross-country rescue highlights the plight of factory farm hens.

  • January 1, 2014

    The Underside of the Big Top

    Animal control officers can play a critical role in ensuring circus animals receive better treatment and help prevent cruelty.

  • November 1, 2013

    For Exotic Cats, a Happier Home

    A sanctuary in Tampa, Florida offers abandoned and abused exotic cats a new life.

  • November 1, 2013

    Decoding Dog Play

    Learning to read the signs of dog-to-dog interaction help shelters and rescues make more responsible placements.

  • September 1, 2013

    Keeping Golden Years Golden

    Shelter staff need to be able to recognize and respond to the unique needs of senior shelter cats so that they can provide aging felines with the best possible care and a promising chance to find new homes.

  • July 1, 2013

    Getting Bigger All the Time

    More spacious and thoughtfully designed cat kennels lead to a happier and more relaxed feline population at the Dumb Friends League in Denver.

  • July 1, 2013

    No Fly Zone

    Parrots are intelligent and social creatures whose most basic instincts are often denied when kept as pets. The complex needs of these birds often overwhelm their owners, fueling a crisis of abandonment and neglect.

  • July 1, 2013

    Planned Pigeonhood

    With no natural predators in Waikiki, pigeons present a messy and costly problem to local businesses. A contraceptive-laced food provides a solution.

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