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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.

  • Myths and Facts about Canine Parvovirus '2c'

    This article explores the facts and myths about Canine Parvovirus (CPV) strain 2c.

  • Declawing Cats: Far Worse Than a Manicure

    An article for the public on why declawing can be harmful to cats.

  • Dumb Friends League Targeted Cat Adoption Video

    A video from the Dumb Friends League promoting cats as great pets.

  • November 1, 2014

    Young Cats, New Tricks

    Learn how "kitten kindergarten," also known as early socialization, can benefit cats in your shelter with a relatively short investment of time and effort.

  • November 1, 2014

    Spore Wars

    Austin Pets Alive's, Brittany Dell'Aglio Mitchell conquers feline ringworm infections.

  • 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

    The Purrpose of Life

    In honor of one cat, Tabby's Place- sanctuary in rural New Jersey, saves many more kitty lives.

  • May 1, 2014

    A Vaccination Education

    Vaccines play a central role in keeping animals--especially those in shelters and foster care--safe from the spread of potentially deadly disease. But lately vaccines have face greater scrutiny, and their necessity has sometimes been called into question. Learn to separate the myths from the facts so your organization can make informed decisions about who, when, and how to vaccinate.

  • March 1, 2014

    Time, Space, and the Single Cat

    Many adopters are looking to bring a second cat to their household, but what's the best way to turn a couple of swingin' single felines into a happy couple? And how do you know if a new friend would even be welcome? Shelters and rescues can help adopters find their way to a peacefully expanded kitty family.

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