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  • July 1, 2015

    Cats and Community Coffers

    Commnity cats are thriving in Port Orange, Florida, thanks to a city-supported trap-neuter-return program.

  • July 1, 2015

    All Dogs Are Equal

    Scientists, animal control officers and even some insurance companies agree--physical appearance is no basis for dog discrimination. Recent studies are unraveling the faulty logic behind breed-specific legislation and turning breed prejudice on its (big, blocky) head.

  • 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.

  • 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

    Witness for the Defenseless

    Attorney advises prosecutors, educates shelters on animal cruelty cases.

  • May 1, 2014

    No Place Like Home

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

  • May 1, 2014

    Your Board...and How to Nail It

    A good board of directors is critical to the long-term success of any organization, but the formula for how to create one can seem like a complex equation. Understanding your organization's mission, as well as the role of the board and specific functions for each member, are key factors. Learn how to put an effective board together--and how to make sure it stays effective over the long-term.

  • 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

    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.

  • 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.

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