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  • November 1, 2013

    Taking Inventory of Your Awesomeness

    The ability to validate our own hard work and successes is one of the most effective ways to stay resilient in the animal welfare field. Learn some useful techniques to give yourself a much-deserved pat on the back.

  • November 1, 2013

    Miracle on O'Farrell Street

    San Francisco SPCA teams with Macy's to showcase adoptable pets during the holiday season. In addition to spreading good cheer, the promotion boosts adoption and raises money for the SPCA.

  • November 1, 2013

    Another Myth Bites the Dust

    The ASPCA looks into the pets-as-gifts phenomenon and finds little to fear.

  • November 1, 2013

    Shine a Light

    Shelters and rescues are finding ways to promote the animals who, for one reason or another, don't find homes as easily. Social media can provide a big boost.

  • September 1, 2013

    Service with a Smile

    Customer service matters. As rescuers, it’s easy to forget that in order to help our organizations grow and be able to place more animals, we have to take care of people, too.

  • 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

    Don't Believe Everything You Think

    When we don't know the whole truth about a situation, we often assume the worst and end up believing our assumptions to be reality. However, we can do emotional harm to ourselves simply by creating such false tragedy.

  • 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

    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

    The Road to Zero

    Peter Marsh’s latest book questions conventional wisdom in the sheltering world and presents data-driven strategies for eliminating shelter overpopulation.

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