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  • January 1, 2012

    How to Save a Life—or Maybe 300

    With a top prize of $100,000 at stake, the ASPCA’s $100K Challenge sparked a friendly competition between two animal welfare organizations in Washington, D.C.—and others around the country.

  • November 1, 2011

    Off Leash: Reclaiming the Christmas Puppy

    The Ottawa Humane Society has rediscovered the joys of the Santa-delivered pet.

  • November 1, 2011

    Mouthpieces: It Takes All Kinds

    This installment of Mouthpieces promotes the advantages of adopting a mutt.

  • November 1, 2011

    Coffee Break: Best Approach to Adoptions

    In your space, you told us what you think is the best approach to adoptions. A free-for-all? A careful, detailed screening? Many of you thought the answer was somewhere in the middle.

  • July 1, 2011

    Humane Law Forum: After the Adoption

    What happens when an enraged adopter tells you that the dog who came to you as a stray, and behaved himself so beautifully at the shelter, has bitten a neighbor without provocation? Is your shelter legally responsible?

  • July 1, 2011

    Off Leash: Going Mobile

    A new smartphone application lets people connect with a Kansas City shelter wherever they go.

  • July 1, 2011

    A New Day for Fight-Bust Dogs

    Not too long ago, dogs seized from dogfighting rings were assumed to be too dangerous to place. The Michael Vick case and its ensuing media coverage of rehabilitated pit bulls served as a wake-up call that better options exist for these dogs.

  • July 1, 2011

    Here for a Reason

    The story of an Oklahoma puppy who lived through euthanasia, had his story publicized on Facebook, and went on to get adoption applications from as far away as France captures the bittersweet complexity of dramatic survival stories.

  • May 1, 2011

    Volunteer Management: People Who Need People

    Recruiting new volunteers should wait until you've built a strong foundation, and your program can handle the increase in numbers. Here's how to find the right people.

  • May 1, 2011

    Common Tools for a Common Mission

    Review highlights from a session presented at a recent SAWA conference that focused on useful tools that shelters sometimes overlook, including grant opportunities, participation in research studies, and adoption tools.

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