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  • North Carolina Accident Highlights Concerns About Carbon Monoxide Euthanasia

    An electrical malfunction in an animal shelter's carbon monoxide gas euthanasia chamber further supports that euthanasia by injection, when properly performed, has been found to be the most humane, safest, least stressful, and most professional choice.

  • RentWithPets.org

    "Moving" and "landlord won't allow" are among the top reasons given by pet owners when relinquishing their dogs or cats to animal shelters.

  • January 1, 2015

    The Third Degree

    Even the most well-meaning staff can sometimes come across more like interrogators than partners when speaking with would-be adopter. Is your adoption form turning up the heat on qualified candidates?

  • January 1, 2015

    Who Let the Dogs Out?

    Todd Cramer of PetSmart Charities urges shelters to skip the rigid adoption criteria, focusing instead on a conversation to determine how a potential match might work.

  • January 1, 2015

    Maddie's Fund - An Insider's Guide to Working with the Media

    Pet columnist and blogger Christie Keith blogs for Maddie's Fund on press releases, media campaigns, cultivating media contacts and more.

  • November 1, 2014

    Bashing the Gas

    The Humane Society of the United States helps shelters across the country ditch the gas chamber.

  • 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.

  • 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

    A Good Man in a Hard Job

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

  • July 1, 2014

    Interview Confidential

    Tips for job-seekers about what makes a candidate stand out and tips for those hiring about how to find the right staff.

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