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  • September 1, 2013

    Never Mind the Myth

    Contrary to the age-old belief that shelters need to be particularly wary about approving adoptions around Halloween, many agencies now regard the spooky holiday as a terrific time for seasonally themed promotions.

  • September 1, 2013

    A Fresh Start for Cats

    The Fresh Start program at the Animal Humane Society in Minnesota gives friendly, healthy cats who struggle with litter box issues a second chance at finding a home.

  • September 1, 2013

    Free to Good Home

    There was a time when the concept of adopting out "free" cats would prompt a chorus of hisses from cat advocates. Not so much anymore, as many shelters are waiving adoption fees and getting positive results for their felines.

  • July 1, 2013

    New York's Kindest

    New York City Animal Care & Control’s "New York’s Kindest" campaign encourages the community to help animals in need by adopting a pet or volunteering their time or treasure to the shelter.

  • May 1, 2013

    Solid Bonds

    Learn how animal welfare organizations are pushing for bonding and forfeiture laws to help them cope with cruelty cases that often stretch a shelter's resources and drain its operating budget.

  • May 1, 2013

    The Placement Conundrum

    In this article, we explore adoption policies, and what we in the rescue community can do to ease the adoption process while continuing to place animals into safe and permanent homes.

  • March 1, 2013

    The Courageous, the Polite, the Einsteins

    East Bay SPCA in California launched a canine behavior modification pilot program that trains volunteers to help its shelter dogs overcome behavioral issues that might otherwise keep them from finding new homes.

  • March 1, 2013

    Can't Judge a Bull by the Cover

    When Maryland’s highest court declared pit bulls "inherently dangerous" in 2012, the ruling demonstrated the numerous problems with breed-specific legislation and policies.

  • March 1, 2013

    Play Ball!

    Adoption promotions tied to the 2012 World Series scored home runs for shelter pets in San Francisco and Detroit

  • March 1, 2013

    Matters of Life, Death, and Responsibility

    Here are guidelines for how pet owners can plan for the possibility that their pets will outlive them, and recommendations for what you can do to encourage them to take this important step.

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