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  • 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

    The Fine Line Between 'Pets' and 'Pests'

    Rats and mice can make great pets, but the wild ones can cause trouble in your facility. The best way to deal with them humanely is to make sure they have no way to get into your building in the first place.

  • 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

    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.

  • May 1, 2013

    All Aboard the Train(ing)

    Everyone makes mistakes, but in a shelter, mistakes can cost lives. Find out how an employee survey helped one shelter develop an employee training plan to allow its staff to succeed on the job and avoid much-feared errors.

  • May 1, 2013

    Step by Step, Pet by Pet

    Volunteer Debbie Rappuhn’s tireless and tenacious efforts to improve the lives of animals at the Florence Lauderdale Animal Shelter in Alabama are paying off—big time.

  • May 1, 2013

    Surviving a Sea Change

    Twenty-odd years after the publication of Ed Duvin’s “In the Name of Mercy,” an essay often credited for sparking the no-kill movement, animal welfare leaders reflect on how the field has changed—and changed them.

  • 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

    Play Ball!

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

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