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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.

  • 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

    Expecting the Unexpected

    Not everyone has a disaster plan in place. Learn how you can prepare to keep your animals one step ahead of trouble.

  • September 1, 2014

    Closed for Safety

    Sometimes the safest response to an infectious disease outbreak is to temporarily close your shelter. It's a difficult decsion, and one with the potential to generate negative publicity. But shelter veterinarians must make it a priority to protect the health of the animals as well as the public, and being transparent about your actions will ultimately build trust. Learn how to cope with an outbreak-and it's aftermath.

  • July 1, 2014

    Seeking Solutions in the Golden State

    A California state-wide stakeholders group, formed in the wake of the budget crunch, takes a hard look at how well sheltering policies and practices are working, and comes up with useful recommendations for organizations in California and across the country.

  • 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.

  • May 1, 2014

    Sailing Through the Changes

    Bonney Brown, former executive director of the Nevada Humane Society, kicks off her Humane Networking column in "Sailing Through the Changes".

  • 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.

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