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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.

  • Tools for Humane Discourse Within the Animal Welfare Community

    This toolkit is designed to encourage collaboration and cooperation among members of the animal welfare community.

  • September 1, 2014

    The Power of Suggestion

    Learn how toharness the power of your workers' suggestions for improving shelter opersations, without running off the track.

  • 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.

  • September 1, 2014

    The Power of Taking a Walk

    A look at the strategy "Management by Walking Around," a practice helping managers learn what's on the minds of their staff.

  • September 1, 2014

    Expecting the Unexpected

    Not everyone has a disaster plan in place. Learn how you can prepare to keep your animals one step ahead of trouble.

  • July 1, 2014

    Interview Confidential

    Tips for job-seekers about what makes a candidate stand out and tips for those hiring about how to find the right staff.

  • July 1, 2014

    Partnering for Pets and People

    A collaborative effort between animal control and law enforcement reaps rewards in New Mexico.

  • July 1, 2014

    Seeking Solutions in the Golden State

    A California state-wide stakeholders group, formed in the wake of the budget crunch, takes a hard look at how well sheltering policies and practices are working, and comes up with useful recommendations for organizations in California and across the country.

  • May 1, 2014

    No Place Like Home

    Advocates use prevention strategies and fair housing laws to keep owners and pets together.

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