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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.

  • 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

    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.

  • January 1, 2014

    Ovation for Omaha

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

  • November 1, 2013

    Anatomy of a Puppy Mill Raid

    Puppy mill rescues are often the culmination of months of preparation, and, when they happen, they're a methodical step toward putting one of an estimated 10,000 puppy mills in the U.S. out of business.

  • November 1, 2013

    For Exotic Cats, a Happier Home

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

  • 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

    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.

  • 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.

  • January 1, 2013

    The Costs of Animal Hoarding

    Taking on a major hoarding case can stretch a shelter’s staff and its budget. We offer tips about how to plan for the costs of such cases, and present them to supporters so they can help you defray the expenses.

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