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  • March 1, 2014

    Better Together

    Mission focus has driven some shelters to combine efforts and resources. From groups that have a productive history to those who were once at odds, animal welfare organizations are learning that they're often stronger when they unite. Though mergers are a complex undertaking, there are several key strategies that can help ease the transition and increase the likelihood of long-term success.

  • 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.

  • March 1, 2014

    Grassroots Guardians

    The Green Mountain Animal Defenders in Vermont develops a program to help all animals, wild, and domestic, including baby chicks from a local hardware store.

  • November 1, 2013

    For Exotic Cats, a Happier Home

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

  • July 1, 2013

    The Road to Zero

    Peter Marsh’s latest book questions conventional wisdom in the sheltering world and presents data-driven strategies for eliminating shelter overpopulation.

  • May 1, 2013

    First, Do No Harm

    Since leaving a career as a systems engineer, veterinarian Susan Krebsbach has never looked back. Now a veterinary consultant for the HSVMA, she uses every platform she can to change the world for animals.

  • May 1, 2013

    Solid Bonds

    Learn how animal welfare organizations are pushing for bonding and forfeiture laws to help them cope with cruelty cases that often stretch a shelter's resources and drain its operating budget.

  • March 1, 2013

    Matters of Life, Death, and Responsibility

    Here are guidelines for how pet owners can plan for the possibility that their pets will outlive them, and recommendations for what you can do to encourage them to take this important step.

  • March 1, 2013

    Success in San Antonio

    San Antonio Animal Care Services increased its live-release rate from a meager 10 percent in 2006 to 61 percent in 2012. Find out how the shelter orchestrated this remarkable turnaround!

  • March 1, 2013

    Can't Judge a Bull by the Cover

    When Maryland’s highest court declared pit bulls "inherently dangerous" in 2012, the ruling demonstrated the numerous problems with breed-specific legislation and policies.

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