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  • 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

    Roadside Extraction

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

  • 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

    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

    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.

  • 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

    A Rescue to Howl About

    Wolf dogs rescued from a roadside attraction in Alaska get a second chance at a California sanctuary.

  • 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.

  • March 1, 2012

    The Great Skunk Debunk

    After consulting with staff members at The HSUS’s Cape Wildlife Center, residents in a Massachusetts town end up with fewer conflicts with and a greater understanding of the skunks that had “overrun” their town.

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