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  • September 1, 2013

    Service with a Smile

    Customer service matters. As rescuers, it’s easy to forget that in order to help our organizations grow and be able to place more animals, we have to take care of people, too.

  • July 1, 2013

    One Clear Moment

    Just months after longtime rescue volunteer Theresa Strader saw a puppy mill in person for the first time, she founded National Mill Dog Rescue, a group that rescues and rehabilitates discarded puppy mill dogs.

  • July 1, 2013

    The Power of Purr

    Some cat rescues collaborate with local prisons to create foster programs in which felines get loving care till they’re ready for adoption. These programs aren't only helping the kitties—it’s working wonders for inmates, too.

  • July 1, 2013

    Mouthpieces: Rescue You

    This installment of Animal Sheltering magazine's Mouthpieces introduces Rescue Central, the first nationwide information-sharing and networking site for those involved in animal rescue.

  • 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.

  • May 1, 2013

    The Placement Conundrum

    In this article, we explore adoption policies, and what we in the rescue community can do to ease the adoption process while continuing to place animals into safe and permanent homes.

  • 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!

  • 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.

  • January 1, 2013

    What Happened at Spindletop?

    In 2012, a reputedly safe place for pit bulls turned out to be anything but. While the events that took Spindletop from haven to hellhole are unclear, rescuers can benefit from some tips that will help avoid such awful surprises in the future.

  • January 1, 2013

    Ellen and Robbie

    Meet Ellen and Robbie, two dogs who survived a hoarding situation and went on to become a source of comfort and inspiration to students at a residential school for troubled youth.

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