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  • 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

    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

    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.

  • November 1, 2012

    News from the HSUS

    The HSUS recognizes animal welfare and law enforcement agencies from across the country that recently assisted with various rescue operations. A summary of new resources from The HSUS is also provided.

  • July 1, 2012

    The Neighs Have It

    After helping local animal control with a heartbreaking horse case, veterinarian Grant Miller was inspired to found CHANGE. The group started small—collecting spare change in water bottle jugs—but now has attracted more than 200 volunteers and rescued more than 75 horses.

  • July 1, 2012

    People Power: Stay Awhile

    Camp K9 in Indiana provides a fun and comfortable place for a varying mix of day campers, grooming customers and foster dogs to romp, rest and play together.

  • May 1, 2012

    People Power: On the Right Track

    The president of a Florida group that finds homes for retired racing dogs discusses the challenges and rewards of helping move hundreds of greyhounds into loving homes each year.

  • May 1, 2011

    That Gnawing Feeling

    A young girl brings home a pregnant pet rat from school and sets in motion a chain of events that would eventually lead to the rescue of 2,000 rodents from a home in California.

  • November 1, 2010

    Rescued from Squalor

    Through the lens of one hoarding seizure in Mississippi, we look at the phenomenon of hoarding, and explore ways that even smaller shelters can prepare to handle a major case.

  • November 1, 2009

    Looking at a Hoarder

    The latest contribution to the growing perspective on hoarding is Inside Animal Hoarding: The Case of Barbara Erickson and Her 552 Dogs. The two-part narrative-the first written by a social worker, the second by a sociologist-is a compelling read.

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