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  • September 1, 2014

    A Good Man in a Hard Job

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

  • 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

    Crossing the Thin Blue Line

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

  • March 1, 2014

    Reconcilable Differences

    The Humane Society of the United States' Pet Help Partners program uses behavior counseling to keep cats in their homes.

  • 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.

  • March 1, 2013

    Pit Smitten

    Wallace, a new book by best-selling author Jim Gorant, tells the story of one pit bull’s journey from almost being euthanized in a shelter due to behavior problems to becoming a national Frisbee champion.

  • March 1, 2013

    The Courageous, the Polite, the Einsteins

    East Bay SPCA in California launched a canine behavior modification pilot program that trains volunteers to help its shelter dogs overcome behavioral issues that might otherwise keep them from finding new homes.

  • March 1, 2013

    Can't Judge a Bull by the Cover

    When Maryland’s highest court declared pit bulls "inherently dangerous" in 2012, the ruling demonstrated the numerous problems with breed-specific legislation and policies.

  • January 24, 2013

    Samples: Humane Society of Carroll County ACO Forms

    Use the equipment list, new officer training checklist and body armor policy from the Humane Society of Carroll County in Maryland for your field services staff.

  • January 1, 2013

    Control Issues

    We take a look at the effective use, and unfortunate misuse, of two pieces of animal handling equipment—the control pole and the Y pole.

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