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  • January 1, 2009

    Creature Feature: Some Pig!

    Consider the plight of potbellied pigs: Once a trendy novelty pet for the rich and famous, they now can be had for a song at local flea markets. And since they're sometimes sold small to people unprepared for the full-grown version, they might end up in your shelter.

  • November 1, 2008

    The Behavior Department: The Way to Tame a Feral Kitten's Heart

    There are no guarantees when it comes to taming feral cats, but the process is most likely to work if you get ???em while they're young! Here are some guidelines from successful feral kitten tamers.

  • November 1, 2008

    To the Rescue: Bringing Them Home, But Not For Bacon

    In the course of saving dozens of dehydrated, malnourished, and severely sunburned Iowa pigs stranded on a Mississippi River levee by flooding, rescuers found they had to move beyond the initial rescue plan. Way beyond.

  • September 1, 2008

    Creature Feature: Running with the Rat Pack

    Rats have been feared and loathed for as long as humans have shared the planet with them, but the domestic rats at your shelter can be spared an unjust reputation with a few factoids and a bit of good PR.

  • July 1, 2008

    To the Rescue: Retriever's Mishap a Real Icebreaker

    A Kansas animal control officer receives national attention when she saves a struggling dog from a frozen pond.

  • January 1, 2008

    To the Rescue: A Bear of a Time

    It's hard to imagine anything could top the fabulous views from Rainbow Bridge in northern California's Lake Tahoe region'unless it's the view of a 250-pound black bear dangling from the bridge's concrete girders.

  • January 1, 2008

    I Chose a Child's Face Over My Dog

    Jon Katz, author of A Good Dog, talks about aggression and the difficult choices faced by dog owners and shelters.

  • January 1, 2008

    Creature Feature: Diet of a Carnivore, Mind of a Toddler

    Feisty ferrets have a rep for being nibbly and stinky, but these relatives of the weasel have gotten a bad rap. We provide a guide for their care within the shelter.

  • November 1, 2007

    Creature Feature: Pellets, Pedicures, and Pigloos

    Like many of the other critters dubbed "starter pets" by the retail pet industry, guinea pigs turn up at shelters all too frequently. Find out how to keep your little pigs happy and healthy.

  • September 1, 2007

    Off Leash: Reinventing the Wheel(chair)

    A volunteer's invention helps ease the sore muscles of spay-neuter clinic workers in California.

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