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  • January 1, 2008

    Shelter Medicine: Animal Cruelty: Where We Are, Where We Should Be

    The veterinarian's role in cruelty cases has often been limited, but Dr. Lila Miller says that needs to change.

  • 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

    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.

  • 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.

  • July 1, 2007

    Creature Feature: Horses Bound for Slaughter: Their Rescue and Recovery

    The Humane Society of Missouri's Longmeadow Rescue Ranch confronted a serious emergency last September when a trailer of horses bound for the slaughterhouse overturned on a highway. Here's how rescuers pulled the survivors through the trauma.

  • 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.

  • November 1, 2006

    What Happens to Hoarders?

    Ever wonder what happens to an animal hoarding case once it leaves the headlines? Though results of recent research on this topic are sobering, they provide a roadmap for improving our collective response to hoarding cases.

  • 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

    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.

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