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  • November 1, 2008

    Creature Feature: Macaws for Alarm

    A case in Virginia highlights the need for responsible avian sanctuaries'and for better standards of care for the birds caught up in the pet trade.

  • September 1, 2008

    The Ties That Bond

    The American Humane Association has published a new booklet that explores the link between animal abuse and children's well-being.

  • July 1, 2008

    Creature Feature: Sore Trick Pony

    The Tennessee walking horse has been a victim of cruel performance enhancers for decades, but big money gives unscrupulous trainers incentive to flout the law and keep the abuse under wraps.

  • May 1, 2008

    To the Rescue: Rapunzel, Rapunzel—Let Down Your Fur!

    A humane officer scales an apartment building to the balcony of a yellow-haired damsel in distress.

  • March 1, 2008

    Creature Feature: A Losing Bet: Greyhound Racing's Impact On Shelters

    Raced like machines and not even considered "dogs" by some states, racing greyhounds fall in a grey area between what is ethical and what keeps crowds betting. And when the dogs retire, shelters and rescues shoulder the burden.

  • March 1, 2008

    Kit Happens

    The HSUS recently released "A Dog's Life: Chaining and Your Community," a free kit that provides a wealth of information to help get an anti-chaining ordinance passed in your community.

  • 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

    Puppy Mills Lassoed in Texas

    The SPCA of Texas takes down a mass-breeding facility'and takes in hundreds of dogs.

  • 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.

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