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  • July 1, 2013

    No Fly Zone

    Parrots are intelligent and social creatures whose most basic instincts are often denied when kept as pets. The complex needs of these birds often overwhelm their owners, fueling a crisis of abandonment and neglect.

  • July 1, 2013

    The Road to Zero

    Peter Marsh’s latest book questions conventional wisdom in the sheltering world and presents data-driven strategies for eliminating shelter overpopulation.

  • 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.

  • March 1, 2013

    Raise the Roof

    Although not always able to move pets into ideal conditions, a central Virginia group makes a tangible difference in the lives of outdoor dogs by providing quality dog houses, lightweight tethers, and suitable food and water bowls.

  • 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

    Restaurants for Rescue

    The owners of the Stray Cat Café and the Lost Dog Café in Arlington, VA, funnel profits generated from their popular pet-themed restaurants to support the lifesaving work of a local dog and cat rescue.

  • 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

    Yes, In Our Backyard

    Not too long ago, many shelters regarded TNR programs with suspicion, worrying that the cats wouldn’t fare well. Now the practice is widely accepted, and some shelters even host feral colonies on their own property.

  • 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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