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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.

  • September 1, 2015

    A Photo Worth a Thousand Witnesses

    Done right, photos that capture a crime scene and the condition of abused animals can be vital to winning cruelty convictions. But documenting a crime scene isn’t as simple as snapping a few photos. Follow these guidelines to ensure your photographs help your case, and don’t hinder it.

  • July 1, 2015

    In Sacramento, a Capital Idea

    Gina Knepp of the Front Street Animal Shelter in Sacramento, California, works to keep homeless people and their pets together.

  • 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.

  • May 1, 2015

    A New Learning Curve

    New cat behavior counseling course empowers participants to think beyond the walls of their shelter or rescue to assist owners who are thinking of surrendering their cats.

  • 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

    Paying it Forward in Michigan

    Michigan Humane Society and the Michigan Partnership for Animal Welfare helps bridge distances and increase undertanding and collaboration among divers animal care agencies across the state.

  • 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.

  • September 1, 2014

    Crossing the Thin Blue Line

    Teaching police officers effective, positive techniques for handling dogs makes communities safer for both law enforcement and pets.

  • September 1, 2014

    A Good Man in a Hard Job

    A career spent ensuring softer departures for animals, and helping animal welfare workers cope.

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