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  • September 1, 2012

    Holding Their Horses

    Find out how two Massachusetts shelters partnered to successfully rescue, rehab, and rehome an entire herd of miniature horses in need.

  • 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

    The "101" Department: Talking TNR

    More communities are considering implementing trap-neuter-return programs, but local governments don’t always embrace them right away. TNR advocates can make their case by knowing the laws, understanding animal control’s role, and accentuating the benefits.

  • July 1, 2012

    Roadside Extraction

    A cooperative effort rehomes neglected exotics kept in an unaccredited roadside zoo to sanctuaries equipped to care for them.

  • July 1, 2012

    Helping Hounds

    In some areas of the country, animal shelters take in more stray hunting hounds than pit bulls. Often undernourished and unsocialized, hunting dogs pose unique challenges for shelters. Here are some tips for meeting their needs and getting them into happy homes.

  • July 1, 2012

    East Side, West Side

    In this interview, Mike Pastore discusses some of the unique opportunities and challenges he faces as the director of operations for Animal Care & Control of New York City.

  • July 1, 2012

    Out of the Past

    An up-to-date, comprehensive animal control ordinance lets pet owners know what’s expected of them and sets the tone for the community’s attitude toward pets, their guardians, and public safety. Ready to assess and update your local ordinance? Read on.

  • June 1, 2012

    Feral Dog Blog: Y Poles -- An Essential Tool for Every Animal Shelter

    Check out Dr. Mark Johnson's blog about using the Y pole to work with feral or fractious dogs.

  • May 9, 2012

    American Humane Assocation Operational Guide - Chemical Capture

    This guide examines the use of remote-delivered chemical compounds for restraining and capturing stray, fractious and feral animals. It includes guidelines for training, equipment, procedures and drugs, as well as a bibliography and list of suppliers.

  • May 1, 2012

    Unforgettable

    In this installment of Unforgettable, you'll read the touching story of Beaumont, a gentle giant who suffered from the worst in some people yet still had the heart to bring out the best in others.

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