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  • May 1, 2010

    An Unexpected Truth

    When a new breed-specific ordinance in Omaha threatened to undo all the work the Nebraska Humane Society had put into trying to place some of the shelter's pit bulls and pit bull mixes, the organization made the best of an unfortunate situation.

  • May 1, 2010

    Trotting on Empty

    To some, horse-drawn carriage rides are a New York City tradition, an enjoyable way to experience the beauty of Central Park or the bustle of Times Square. Others, though, are decrying the horses' "nose-to-tailpipe" existence and calling for the business to be discontinued.

  • May 1, 2010

    Humane Law Forum: "Do Not Adopt"? More Like "Do Not Forward"

    Animal welfare advocates and shelter staff may have the best of intentions when they forward an e-mailed "DNA" (Do Not Adopt) recommendation. But doing so can test the limits of free speech and even stray into illegality, possibly leading to claims of defamation, libel, or slander.

  • March 1, 2010

    Help Them While They're Young

    The Children and Animals Together program was developed to fight animal cruelty in Phoenix, and includes assessment, intervention, consultation, referral, and follow-up for children ages 6-17 who have a history of animal abuse.

  • January 1, 2010

    Humane Law Forum: Discrimination at the Adoption Counter

    An attorney who specializes in animal law tackles the issue of discrimination, explaining how to make sure your adoption decisions don't leave your organization vulnerable to legal threats.

  • January 1, 2010

    Kicking Butt and Taking Puppies

    Want to help The HSUS put puppy mills out of business and find good homes for dogs who have never known anything but a wire cage? Check out our new Placement Partners program.

  • November 1, 2009

    Hounding Shelters

    The tradition of hound hunting poses major problems for shelters in Virginia. Every year during'and especially after'hunting season, they are flooded with hounds who are either stray, abandoned, or relinquished by hunters who no longer want to take care of them.

  • November 1, 2009

    Field Trip: Safe Haven for Donkeys in the Holy Land

    Although most people in her part of the world consider donkeys to be "the lowest form of life," Lucy Fensom's Safe Haven for Donkeys in the Holy Land offers these often abused and neglected creatures a second chance.

  • November 1, 2009

    Looking at a Hoarder

    The latest contribution to the growing perspective on hoarding is Inside Animal Hoarding: The Case of Barbara Erickson and Her 552 Dogs. The two-part narrative-the first written by a social worker, the second by a sociologist-is a compelling read.

  • September 1, 2009

    To the Rescue: 3 Strikes, You're Out

    Animal welfare groups rescue more than 200 starving and neglected wild horses from a Nebraska ranch that promoted itself as a sanctuary.

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