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.
May 1, 2013
Twenty-odd years after the publication of Ed Duvin’s “In the Name of Mercy,” an essay often credited for sparking the no-kill movement, animal welfare leaders reflect on how the field has changed—and changed them.
January 1, 2013
Animal Sheltering turns 35 this year, and to celebrate, we talked to shelter veterans to find how out they started, what changes they’ve witnessed, and what advice they’d offer newcomers in the field of animal welfare.
September 1, 2012
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.
August 31, 2012
The National Museum of Animals & Society is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to enriching the lives of animals and people through exploration of our shared experience.
July 1, 2012
From dramatic changes in curriculum to new partnerships with local shelters, veterinary schools nationwide are making positive changes to keep pace with the times and public opinion.
September 1, 2011
Through his substantial collection of historic humane officer badges, a Florida man provides a glimpse into the early years of the animal welfare movement.
July 1, 2011
Author Peter Marsh says it's time for animal shelters to work smarter in the battle against overpopulation and unnecessary euthanasia by using a data-driven approach to effectively target their programs.
January 1, 2011
SAWA has a new look, an updated vision, and a new department in Animal Sheltering magazine to help you save lives and build animal-friendly communities.
January 1, 2010
A survey of animal shelter employees from 62 shelters in the United States identified coping strategies that euthanasia technicians recommend for dealing with euthanasia-related strain.