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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, 2013

    Keeping Golden Years Golden

    Shelter staff need to be able to recognize and respond to the unique needs of senior shelter cats so that they can provide aging felines with the best possible care and a promising chance to find new homes.

  • July 1, 2013

    Getting Bigger All the Time

    More spacious and thoughtfully designed cat kennels lead to a happier and more relaxed feline population at the Dumb Friends League in Denver.

  • May 1, 2013

    Surviving a Sea Change

    Twenty-odd years after the publication of Ed Duvin’s “In the Name of Mercy,” an essay often credited for sparking the no-kill movement, animal welfare leaders reflect on how the field has changed—and changed them.

  • May 1, 2013

    When the Runs Hit Your Runs

    Diarrhea is unpleasant to deal with and can signal serious health issues for a shelter population. We offer advice on how to prevent diarrhea and, when it does occur, diagnose the causes and appropriately care for sick animals.

  • March 1, 2013

    The Courageous, the Polite, the Einsteins

    East Bay SPCA in California launched a canine behavior modification pilot program that trains volunteers to help its shelter dogs overcome behavioral issues that might otherwise keep them from finding new homes.

  • March 1, 2013

    Raise the Roof

    Although not always able to move pets into ideal conditions, a central Virginia group makes a tangible difference in the lives of outdoor dogs by providing quality dog houses, lightweight tethers, and suitable food and water bowls.

  • March 1, 2013

    A Nursery for Mew Babies

    Orphaned kittens get the special care they need in order to thrive at the San Diego Humane Society and SPCA’s Paws Nursery.

  • January 1, 2013

    Hanging Out

    Kitties at Oakland Animal Services in California are cute and comfy in their handmade cat hammocks. Find out how to make hammocks for the feline residents at your shelter.

  • January 1, 2013

    Junk in the Trunk

    Read about the weight loss journeys of obese kitties Otto and Walter, and find out how to help the chubby felines who waddle into your shelter shed excess pounds.

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