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  • May 1, 2007

    Wild Things: Baby Bird Basics

    Often the "orphaned" birds that residents of your community call you about aren't orphaned at all'just in need of some help getting back to their nest. Here's a quick lesson in "rehoming" baby birds.

  • March 1, 2007

    Q & A: New Shelter Book: It's for the Birds

    We talk to bird expert Eileen McCarthy about the troubles birds have in shelters and about ways to make sure our feathery friends find a comfortable roost when they visit.

  • March 1, 2007

    Creature Feature: The Tortoise and the Scare

    When the executive director of a Florida shelter saw developers moving into a space across the street, she feared for the lives of the gopher tortoises who already lived there. A unique collaboration saved the reptiles from the roaring bulldozers of development.

  • March 1, 2007

    Study shows correlation between ownership of vicious dogs and commission of other crimes

    Theorizing that a correlation might exist between ownership of certain kinds of dogs and criminal convictions, researchers examined the criminal backgrounds of Ohio dog owners who had either a "high-risk" or an unlicensed dog.

  • January 1, 2007

    Coffee Break: Encounters with Unusual or Exotic Animals

    Shelter workers relay stories of their encounters with unusual animals, including goats, emus, and even a wallaby.

  • January 1, 2007

    People Power: Dan Woodruff

    Meet an animal control officer in Alabama who single-handedly picks up strays, houses animals, and runs an adoption program on a budget of $3,000 a year.

  • November 1, 2006

    Book Review: Captive Exotic Bird Care: A Guide for Shelters

    This new resource produced by the Avian Welfare Coalition, the Animal Protection Institute, and the ASPCA, is really for the birds'and those who care for them.

  • May 1, 2006

    Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Bird-Flu?

    The history of avian influenza is both frightening and fascinating. While the majority of the U.S. population is focused on the worst-case scenario'that the virus will mutate in a way that allows it to spread easily from human to human, causing a global pandemic'those involved in animal protection have reason for concern about even a milder outbreak.

  • November 1, 2005

    The Wild World of Wildlife Hotlines

    The HSUS's urban wildlife program field director, Laura Simon, along with HSUS program coordinator Becca DeWeerdt, operate a wildlife hotline that helps man and beast cohabit an increasingly crowded world.

  • September 1, 2005

    Help! There's a Raccoon in My Trash

    Organizations hoping to improve the human/wildlife relationship in their own areas can start by running a wildlife hotline: the Toronto Wildlife Centre provides advice on setting one up.

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