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  • 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

    Cold-Blooded Complications

    Explore the unfortunate growth of a highly questionable business resulting in increasing numbers of snakes, lizards and other reptiles.

  • January 1, 2014

    Canine and Feline Parvovirus: What You Need to Know

    Separate fact from fiction regarding canine parvovirus and feline panleukopenia.

  • 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.

  • November 1, 2013

    For Exotic Cats, a Happier Home

    A sanctuary in Tampa, Florida offers abandoned and abused exotic cats a new life.

  • 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.

  • July 1, 2013

    No Fly Zone

    Parrots are intelligent and social creatures whose most basic instincts are often denied when kept as pets. The complex needs of these birds often overwhelm their owners, fueling a crisis of abandonment and neglect.

  • May 1, 2013

    Bringing Cat and Bird Advocates to the Table

    A scientific conference promotes understanding between cat supporters and wildlife advocates, and addresses the challenges of resolving conflicts involving cats, wildlife, and people.

  • March 1, 2013

    Freeze and Quackers

    Every winter, The HSUS’s Dave Pauli works to rescue and relocate abandoned domestic ducks that end up trapped in Montana lakes as the water freezes.

  • January 1, 2013

    Much Ado About Ursine

    The Idaho Humane Society took in an injured bear cub following a wildfire in 2012 and unexpectedly found itself in the middle of a hullabaloo when it changed the animal’s name from Boo Boo to Bernard.

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