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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.

  • June 16, 2014

    Learning the ROPs

    At Burbank Animal Shelter, kids learn to care, clean and prepare for a possible animal career.

  • March 1, 2014

    Reconcilable Differences

    The Humane Society of the United States' Pet Help Partners program uses behavior counseling to keep cats in their homes.

  • May 1, 2013

    Step by Step, Pet by Pet

    Volunteer Debbie Rappuhn’s tireless and tenacious efforts to improve the lives of animals at the Florence Lauderdale Animal Shelter in Alabama are paying off—big time.

  • 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

    The Courageous, the Polite, the Einsteins

    East Bay SPCA in California launched a canine behavior modification pilot program that trains volunteers to help its shelter dogs overcome behavioral issues that might otherwise keep them from finding new homes.

  • January 24, 2013

    Samples: Humane Society of Carroll County ACO Forms

    Use the equipment list, new officer training checklist and body armor policy from the Humane Society of Carroll County in Maryland for your field services staff.

  • January 24, 2013

    Sample: Humane Society of Carroll County Animal Care Staff Training Outline

    Use this animal care staff training outline from the Humane Society of Carroll County in Maryland as a guide to help you develop your own staff training manual.

  • January 1, 2013

    Control Issues

    We take a look at the effective use, and unfortunate misuse, of two pieces of animal handling equipment—the control pole and the Y pole.

  • 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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