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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, 2015

    A Photo Worth a Thousand Witnesses

    Done right, photos that capture a crime scene and the condition of abused animals can be vital to winning cruelty convictions. But documenting a crime scene isn’t as simple as snapping a few photos. Follow these guidelines to ensure your photographs help your case, and don’t hinder it.

  • July 1, 2015

    Fostering Hope

    Designed for sharing with potential foster families, this inspiring story provides insights into the world of star foster volunteers and encourages people to join you in helping more animals find homes.

  • July 1, 2015

    In Sacramento, a Capital Idea

    Gina Knepp of the Front Street Animal Shelter in Sacramento, California, works to keep homeless people and their pets together.

  • May 1, 2015

    A Novel Approach

    Kids and cats bond over bookes in shelter reading program.

  • May 1, 2015

    You're in the Lifesaving Business

    A rescue volunteer with a business background shares some best practices that also apply to the world of animal rescue, and describes how to bring a more professional approach to your group’s operations.

  • September 1, 2014

    The Power of Suggestion

    Learn how to harness the power of your workers' suggestions for improving shelter operations, without running off the track.

  • July 1, 2014

    Partnering for Pets and People

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

  • June 16, 2014

    Learning the ROPs

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

  • May 1, 2014

    Witness for the Defenseless

    Attorney advises prosecutors, educates shelters on animal cruelty cases.

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