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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.

  • March 1, 2014

    Putting a Friendly Face on Animal Control

    In California, the Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter turns on the charm and engages it's community with a door-to-door approach. Could it work for your agency?

  • March 1, 2014

    To Market, To Market, To Buy a Sick Dog

    In site of recent federal regulations cracking down on Internet puppy sales, many puppy mill owners aren't giving up so easily, taking advantage of a loophole that allows direct, in-person sales of the often sick and neglected dogs. An HSUS investigation has uncovered a worrisome venue for puppy millers--local flea markets, which have long gone unwatched and unregulated.

  • January 1, 2014

    Ovation for Omaha

    Nebraska Humane Society wins the National Animal Control Association's (NACA) top animal control award in 2013.

  • January 1, 2014

    The Underside of the Big Top

    Animal control officers can play a critical role in ensuring circus animals receive better treatment and help prevent cruelty.

  • November 1, 2013

    For Exotic Cats, a Happier Home

    A sanctuary in Tampa, Florida offers abandoned and abused exotic cats a new life.

  • 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

    Planned Pigeonhood

    With no natural predators in Waikiki, pigeons present a messy and costly problem to local businesses. A contraceptive-laced food provides a solution.

  • 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.

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