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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

    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

    Bully for Memphis

    The Humane Society of Memphis and Shelby County started a campaign to promote the idea that all kinds of people adopt pit bull-type dogs. Check out the cool campaign ads!

  • May 1, 2013

    Make it Snippy

    The HSUS’s World Spay Day campaign powers on, and the quest for a nonsurgical alternative to sterilization continues.

  • 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

    Driving While Canine

    SPCA Auckland teamed with a top trainer and carmaker MINI to teach shelter dogs how to drive a modified automobile. The promotion, which attracted worldwide attention, highlighted the dogs’ intelligence and adoptability.

  • 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

    Unforgettable: Big Daddy's Big Family

    Although Big Daddy’s time with the staff of Greenbelt Animal Control was short, it was long enough for this abandoned pit bull to warm hearts and change minds in the larger community about this often misunderstood breed.

  • March 1, 2013

    Pit Smitten

    Wallace, a new book by best-selling author Jim Gorant, tells the story of one pit bull’s journey from almost being euthanized in a shelter due to behavior problems to becoming a national Frisbee champion.

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