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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.

  • September 1, 2014

    The Road to Happy Returns

    To safely trap and transport feral cats for their spay/neuter surgeries, you need more than good intentions. While the business of setting traps and transporting cats from colony to clinic and back isn't brain surgery, there's more to it than some novices think.

  • May 1, 2014

    Success on a Rio Grande Scale

    Reducing cat overpopulation and euthanasia with "return-to-field" approach in Albuquerque, New Mexico

  • November 1, 2013

    The Challenge of a Rural TNR Project

    Laura Jordan had her work cut out for her in convincing a Connecticut community to participate in her effort to spay and neuter feral cats, having to overcome suspicion of her motives, education property owners, and show that her methods made sense.

  • November 1, 2013

    A Giant Heart in the Meadowlands

    Firefighter cares for felines at New Jersey sports complex.

  • November 1, 2013

    Worth Every Scent

    Program places cats who may be unsocialized or have litter box problems as working cats in local barns to deter rats.

  • September 1, 2013

    Beyond the Dumpster

    Touched by the sight of two young feral cats playing near a dumpster, an Ohio man becomes a TNR advocate.

  • September 1, 2013

    For Community Cats, a Change is Gonna Come

    A former ACO turned shelter veterinarian argues that the current sheltering model isn’t working when it comes to stray cats, and needs to be changed. But what should we be doing instead?

  • May 1, 2013

    When the Runs Hit Your Runs

    Diarrhea is unpleasant to deal with and can signal serious health issues for a shelter population. We offer advice on how to prevent diarrhea and, when it does occur, diagnose the causes and appropriately care for sick animals.

  • 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.

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