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  • January 1, 2008

    Now Showing: Egregious Acts of Cruelty

    Though public sentiment is squarely against illegal dogfighting, animal fighting DVDs are turning up at retail outlets across the country.

  • January 1, 2008

    When You're the Know-it-All

    Learn how your experience and knowledge may qualify you as an expert witness in criminal cases.

  • January 1, 2008

    Off Leash: Negligent Pet Owners Get a Frosty Reception

    Winter brings frozen water bowls to Carroll County, Md., but now when animal control officers talk to negligent pet owners, they have science on their side.

  • January 1, 2008

    The 101 Department: Make Your Case: How to Testify in Court

    A day on the witness stand can make even the most gregarious animal control officer nervous, but our tips on providing effective court testimony can prepare you for the crossest of cross examinations.

  • 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

    They Fought for the Law—and They Won

    New legislation in New Mexico addresses shelter standards and euthanasia licensing.

  • 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

    Only You (and Up-to-Code Fire Standards) Can Prevent Shelter Fires

    Florida's animal shelters are all too accustomed to coping with the hurricanes that sweep over the region. But disaster recently came in a different form to the Sunshine State, where two shelters were severely damaged by fires that broke out on the premises and killed dozens of 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.

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