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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.

  • March 1, 2014

    Better Together

    Mission focus has driven some shelters to combine efforts and resources. From groups that have a productive history to those who were once at odds, animal welfare organizations are learning that they're often stronger when they unite. Though mergers are a complex undertaking, there are several key strategies that can help ease the transition and increase the likelihood of long-term success.

  • March 1, 2014

    Putting a Friendly Face on Animal Control

    In California, the Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter turns on the charm and engages it's community with a door-to-door approach. Could it work for your agency?

  • 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.

  • July 1, 2013

    The Road to Zero

    Peter Marsh’s latest book questions conventional wisdom in the sheltering world and presents data-driven strategies for eliminating shelter overpopulation.

  • July 1, 2013

    Planned Pigeonhood

    With no natural predators in Waikiki, pigeons present a messy and costly problem to local businesses. A contraceptive-laced food provides a solution.

  • May 1, 2013

    In the Loop

    Although not ideal for use in every situation, Snappy Snares can be an especially valuable tool for ACOs trying to capture elusive animals.

  • 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

    Road Ready

    Both experienced animal welfare professionals and vehicle manufacturers weigh in on how you can get an animal control vehicle that truly meets the unique needs of your agency.

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