January 1, 2007
It may be illegal in 48 states, but cockfighting is still a high-stakes business. Here's what to do when roosters rescued from these operations end up at your shelter.
September 1, 2006
This overview of cocker spaniels provides valuable information on the unique traits and needs of the breed.
May 1, 2006
This overview of Great Danes provides valuable information on the unique traits and needs of the breed.
November 1, 2005
While every dog is unique, knowing that one breed likes to herd and another likes to lap-nap may help caretakers provide a better temporary home'and locate the ideal permanent one.
September 1, 2005
While every dog is unique, knowing some behaviors and tips specific to beagles may help caretakers provide a better temporary home'and locate the ideal permanent one.
July 1, 2005
This interview with an expert on border collies can help shelters and adoption groups learn more about the needs and characteristics of this specific breed.
March 1, 2005
Only when employees have a clear understanding of their responsibilities and their place in the staff hierarchy can they perform well and enjoy their jobs. This comprehensive job description for "Animal Caregiver Level 1" at Woods Humane Society in San Luis Obispo, California, spells out the organization's vision, provides pertinent details about the position, and lists the duties required of the employee.
March 1, 2004
Members of The HSUS's National Companion Animals Advisory Group discuss their policies on adoption fees.
January 1, 2004
In one of her famous "Just Wright" columns printed in the early editions of this magazine, former HSUS Vice President Phyllis Wright advised animal control officers and others in the field to be choosy in their selection of equipment. "When new products are brought to your attention, always evaluate them from the animals' point of view," she wrote. And around the country, animal-minded ACOs like Officer Jones of Studly County have been doing just that for decades now'trying to get inside the brains of the species they shelter and protect.
January 1, 2002
Here's how to provide your canine critters with the most basic of homes away from home: a cozy but no-frills stay that will help keep their bellies full, their minds active, and their bodies rested.