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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.

  • National Council on Pet Population Study & Policy

    The Council, which is a coalition of America's ten foremost animal protection organizations, including The HSUS, promotes responsible stewardship of companion animals through research and program development.

  • March 1, 2014

    Minding the Gap

    Best Friends Animal Society conducted opinion surveys in 2013 to find out where American public stands on shelter pets. The results were a mixed bag, showing that while people generally believe shelter pets are lovable, there are still some barriers to adoption. What's more, most Americans vastl;y underestimate the number of animals still euthanized in shelters.

  • January 1, 2014

    How Much is that Doggie Sweater in the Window?

    Advice from successful shelter and rescue thrift stores on how to create a profitable stream of customers, donated goods, and cash for programs.

  • November 1, 2013

    Another Myth Bites the Dust

    The ASPCA looks into the pets-as-gifts phenomenon and finds little to fear.

  • 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.

  • July 1, 2013

    The Fine Line Between 'Pets' and 'Pests'

    Rats and mice can make great pets, but the wild ones can cause trouble in your facility. The best way to deal with them humanely is to make sure they have no way to get into your building in the first place.

  • July 1, 2013

    The Road to Zero

    Peter Marsh’s latest book questions conventional wisdom in the sheltering world and presents data-driven strategies for eliminating shelter overpopulation.

  • May 1, 2013

    All Aboard the Train(ing)

    Everyone makes mistakes, but in a shelter, mistakes can cost lives. Find out how an employee survey helped one shelter develop an employee training plan to allow its staff to succeed on the job and avoid much-feared errors.

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