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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.

  • July 1, 2014

    Partnering for Pets and People

    A collaborative effort between animal control and law enforcement reaps rewards in New Mexico.

  • May 1, 2014

    Witness for the Defenseless

    Attorney advises prosecutors, educates shelters on animal cruelty cases.

  • January 1, 2014

    Ovation for Omaha

    Nebraska Humane Society wins the National Animal Control Association's (NACA) top animal control award in 2013.

  • 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

    Anatomy of a Puppy Mill Raid

    Puppy mill rescues are often the culmination of months of preparation, and, when they happen, they're a methodical step toward putting one of an estimated 10,000 puppy mills in the U.S. out of business.

  • May 1, 2013

    Solid Bonds

    Learn how animal welfare organizations are pushing for bonding and forfeiture laws to help them cope with cruelty cases that often stretch a shelter's resources and drain its operating budget.

  • January 1, 2013

    The Costs of Animal Hoarding

    Taking on a major hoarding case can stretch a shelter’s staff and its budget. We offer tips about how to plan for the costs of such cases, and present them to supporters so they can help you defray the expenses.

  • November 1, 2012

    News from the HSUS

    The HSUS recognizes animal welfare and law enforcement agencies from across the country that recently assisted with various rescue operations. A summary of new resources from The HSUS is also provided.

  • September 1, 2012

    Cracking Down on Cruelty in Colorado

    An animal control manager discusses her experience prosecuting animal cruelty cases and how, in her view, a background in law enforcement is becoming essential to a career in animal control.

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