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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.

  • StopPuppyMills.org

    That pooch in the pet-store window may be may alluring but buyer beware: you may be supporting a puppy mill.

  • November 1, 2013

    Decoding Dog Play

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

  • 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.

  • May 1, 2013

    When the Runs Hit Your Runs

    Diarrhea is unpleasant to deal with and can signal serious health issues for a shelter population. We offer advice on how to prevent diarrhea and, when it does occur, diagnose the causes and appropriately care for sick animals.

  • May 1, 2013

    In the Loop

    Although not ideal for use in every situation, Snappy Snares can be an especially valuable tool for ACOs trying to capture elusive animals.

  • March 1, 2013

    A Nursery for Mew Babies

    Orphaned kittens get the special care they need in order to thrive at the San Diego Humane Society and SPCA’s Paws Nursery.

  • March 1, 2013

    Pit Smitten

    Wallace, a new book by best-selling author Jim Gorant, tells the story of one pit bull’s journey from almost being euthanized in a shelter due to behavior problems to becoming a national Frisbee champion.

  • March 1, 2013

    Raise the Roof

    Although not always able to move pets into ideal conditions, a central Virginia group makes a tangible difference in the lives of outdoor dogs by providing quality dog houses, lightweight tethers, and suitable food and water bowls.

  • March 1, 2013

    Can't Judge a Bull by the Cover

    When Maryland’s highest court declared pit bulls "inherently dangerous" in 2012, the ruling demonstrated the numerous problems with breed-specific legislation and policies.

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