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  • May 1, 2011

    The "101" Department: Feeling Insecure?

    Long treated as easy targets by criminals, these days shelters around the country are fighting back. They're rethinking security protocols, installing high-tech alarm systems, and training staff to make the protection of animals and property a top priority.

  • January 1, 2011

    Q & A: Gold Standards—and Bare Minimums

    Nearly a decade in the making, the animal care guidelines developed for the sheltering field by the Association of Shelter Veterinarians will be released this spring.

  • November 1, 2010

    The "101" Department: Rehab Project

    The hard work of turning puppy mill dogs into pets yields extraordinary rewards for shelters and adopters.

  • September 1, 2010

    To the Rescue: Tower of Power

    A Nevada kitty climbs to new heights-about 40 feet from the ground in the crook of a power pole-then learns the value of an exit strategy.

  • September 1, 2010

    The "101" Department: One Cool Tool

    An expert explains how to use the Y pole, a tool for working with fearful dogs that offers advantages over a traditional catch pole.

  • September 1, 2010

    Show Me the Money: Dirty Dogs Bathed Dirt Cheap

    The K9000 coin-operated dog-washing machine has proved a huge hit at the Edmonton Humane Society in Alberta, Canada, where it brings in $500 to $600 per week in revenue for the shelter.

  • July 1, 2010

    The Behavior Department: A Beginner's Guide to Stress Across Species

    It's essential that every species in your shelter receives appropriate, individualized care, which goes a long way toward reducing stress, improving health'and increasing the chances of adoption. Our guide will help you recognize, prevent, and reduce stress in birds and small mammals.

  • July 1, 2010

    People Power: When Life Hands You Stuffing…

    Meet Joan Laisney, the founder and coordinator of Kennel Comforters, a group that makes and delivers pet beds to county shelters and humane societies in the San Diego area. So far, the group has produced nearly 4,700 free beds for shelters.

  • May 1, 2010

    An Unexpected Truth

    When a new breed-specific ordinance in Omaha threatened to undo all the work the Nebraska Humane Society had put into trying to place some of the shelter's pit bulls and pit bull mixes, the organization made the best of an unfortunate situation.

  • May 1, 2010

    To the Rescue: Next Time, Use the Door

    Sometimes raptors make house calls. Luckily, so does wildlife rehabilitator Victor Collazo.

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