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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.

  • September 1, 2014

    A Good Man in a Hard Job

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

  • November 1, 2013

    Taking Inventory of Your Awesomeness

    The ability to validate our own hard work and successes is one of the most effective ways to stay resilient in the animal welfare field. Learn some useful techniques to give yourself a much-deserved pat on the back.

  • September 1, 2013

    Don't Believe Everything You Think

    When we don't know the whole truth about a situation, we often assume the worst and end up believing our assumptions to be reality. However, we can do emotional harm to ourselves simply by creating such false tragedy.

  • July 1, 2013

    You Make Things Better for Animals ...

    Complaining may feel good, but it often doesn’t improve a situation and can be a major drag on those around you. Fortunately, each of us has the power to change our thinking and behavior, making a better environment for all.

  • July 1, 2013

    You Make Things Better for Animals ...

    Complaining may feel good, but it often doesn’t improve a situation and can be a major drag on those around you. Fortunately, each of us has the power to change our thinking and behavior, making a better environment for all.

  • May 1, 2013

    Changing Your View

    Working in animal welfare, you’re guaranteed to encounter situations that push your buttons, but practicing these simple techniques can help you find healthier ways to deal with anger.

  • March 1, 2013

    Keeping Your Hero Afloat

    Understanding the body's response to stress can help you keep your cool in the face of the multiple and difficult challenges you face on the job.

  • January 1, 2013

    Choosing the Difficult

    Lauren Glickman, who presents compassion fatigue workshops nationwide, explains how conceptualizing the challenges of your work in a new way can lead to empowerment.

  • September 1, 2012

    What Now?

    When people relinquish a pet, they often ask what will happen to the animal. Here is a thoughtful look at how shelter staff might answer questions about the fate of surrendered animals and possibly prevent those animals from being relinquished.

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