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  • Placement Partner Applications

    Use these sample placement partner applications to help you develop your application process for rescue partners.

  • 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.

  • Placement Partner Guidelines and Agreements

    Use these sample placement partner guidelines and agreements to help you develop your policies for rescue partners.

  • StopPuppyMills.org

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

  • March 1, 2014

    To Market, To Market, To Buy a Sick Dog

    In site of recent federal regulations cracking down on Internet puppy sales, many puppy mill owners aren't giving up so easily, taking advantage of a loophole that allows direct, in-person sales of the often sick and neglected dogs. An HSUS investigation has uncovered a worrisome venue for puppy millers--local flea markets, which have long gone unwatched and unregulated.

  • November 1, 2013

    Decoding Dog Play

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

  • 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.

  • September 1, 2013

    Unforgettable: From Puppy Mill Hell to Doing Quite Well

    A roadside rescue in Texas leads a Maltese and her pups away from puppy mill hell and into the comfort of loving homes.

  • July 1, 2013

    One Clear Moment

    Just months after longtime rescue volunteer Theresa Strader saw a puppy mill in person for the first time, she founded National Mill Dog Rescue, a group that rescues and rehabilitates discarded puppy mill dogs.

  • 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.

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