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  • November 1, 2007

    The 101 Department: Lobbying for a Better Disposition

    Shelters that seize animals from dogfighters or abusers often have to hold the victims for months while the cases make their way through the court system. Learn how bond and forfeiture laws can help lessen the burdens of long-term holding.

  • September 1, 2007

    To the Rescue: Going Whole Hog

    Thanks to a tip provided by a concerned utility worker, officers were able to save eight neglected piglets from a rundown property in rural Maryland.

  • September 1, 2007

    Better Cooperation Leads to Better Outcomes in Vermont

    A new system that streamlines responsibilities for handling cruelty cases is helping the Addison County Humane Society in Vermont achieve better outcomes for animals.

  • July 1, 2007

    The 101 Department: Animal CSI: Gathering the Evidence

    Animal cruelty cases may end in the courtroom, but they start at the scene'and they can be made or broken by the quality of the evidence you gather. Here's a beginner's guide to assembling the pieces of your case.

  • September 1, 2006

    Giving Victims a Voice

    Written by a behavioral and social scientist and a retired Boston law enforcement officer, Silent Victims: Recognizing and Stopping Abuse of the Family Pet takes a comprehensive look at domestic violence affecting companion animals.

  • September 1, 2006

    The Context of Cruelty

    Sociologist Arnold Arluke discusses his book, Just a Dog, and asks us to examine how we define and contextualize animal cruelty.

  • September 1, 2006

    How Much is That Doggie In the Window Suffering?

    You may not have puppy mills next door, but shelters and rescues all over the country take in animals whose lives began in the shadows of these mass-breeding facilities. Find out how you can help shut them down'by learning from shelters that have targeted puppy mills for violations of animal welfare standards.

  • September 1, 2006

    China's Dog Slaughter Draws Worldwide Outrage

    The HSUS asks for public support in the fight against dog massacres in China.

  • August 1, 2006

    Dogfighting Investigations: Where We Stand

    State by state, city by city, the humane movement has made progress in combating dogfighting, but we have a long way to go before ending the crime that brutalizes thousands of pit bulls and other breeds every year. This feature section provides a look at the state of dogfighting in the United States, offers tips on working with police to investigate and prosecute dogfighters, and outlines the additional care that former fighting dogs require in the shelter.

  • July 1, 2006

    Cataloging Cruelty

    Alison Gianotto started a one-of-a-kind database that helps animal control officers'and others in the animal welfare community'track offenders and fight cruelty.

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