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  • March 1, 2012

    Scooping Up Savings

    Get the scoop on why staff at some shelters use and recommend wood stove pellets as filler for their feline residents’ litter boxes.

  • March 1, 2012

    Behavior Department: A Gentle Kind of Cat Care

    Researcher Nadine Gourkow developed a unique scale to assess emotional states in shelter cats and confirmed that mental stimulation and gentling techniques both improve cats’ emotional well-being and reduce the incidence of URI.

  • March 1, 2012

    Unforgettable: A Mysterious Creature

    In this edition of Unforgettable, you'll meet a creature so mysterious that shelter staff weren’t sure how to record the animal’s species on intake.

  • January 1, 2012

    A Matter of Life and Breath

    Meet Bobby Silcott, founder of the Maine POM Project, which aims to equip fire departments and rescue organizations throughout the state with oxygen masks for pets.

  • November 1, 2011

    Lives on the Line

    Every day, animal control officers face unpredictable situations with limited knowledge, stepping onto unknown turf where they may encounter a dangerous animal or -- more likely -- an angry member of the public. What can they do to protect themselves?

  • November 1, 2011

    People Power: Wild Thing—I Think I Love You

    A humane investigator from Vermont branches out into an innovative wildlife control business.

  • September 1, 2011

    People Power: Outstanding in His Field

    Jeff Christner would never ask a staff member to do something he wouldn't do himself, which is just one of the many reasons his staff nominated him for NACA's Animal Control Officer of the Year Award.

  • September 1, 2011

    For Goodness' Snake

    Many snake owners fall in love with the small creatures they see in the pet store but are unprepared to care for the adults. Our guide will help you adequately care for and house the snakes that end up in your charge.

  • July 1, 2011

    Behavior Department: Kitty in Their Hands

    Fledgling fosterers have a lot to learn before embarking on their first kitty-mentoring adventure. In this article, veteran fosterers offer their advice -- and their practical knowledge and experiences are worth their weight in kitten chow.

  • July 1, 2011

    Spot-Cleaning Cat Cages

    For years, the standard approach to cat kennel cleaning has been to remove the cat and completely scrub down the cage. There's a simpler, quicker, less stressful way!

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