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  • June 12, 2012

    UC Davis Koret Shelter Medicine Program

    The shelter medicine program at the University of California, Davis, School of Veterinary Medicine has a wealth of information on disease control, facility design, animal housing and many other topics.

  • June 1, 2012

    Feral Dog Blog: Y Poles -- An Essential Tool for Every Animal Shelter

    Check out Dr. Mark Johnson's blog about using the Y pole to work with feral or fractious dogs.

  • May 1, 2012

    The Beakly Standard

    This rundown of bird care basics offers valuable information to shelters who find themselves caring for feathered friends in need of a loving home.

  • May 1, 2012

    Coffee Break: Low-Cost Tricks and Tools

    Animal Sheltering magazine readers discuss low-cost tricks and tools that have helped them in their work with animals.

  • 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.

  • 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!

  • July 1, 2011

    The ASV Guidelines in Real Life

    The Austin Humane Society is one of several shelters that have started a hand-feeding, enrichment, and training program for adoptable dogs. The results are easy to see: a kennel that's a pleasant environment for both people and pets.

  • May 1, 2011

    Getting Real: Making the ASV Standards Work for You

    This story of changes to cat housing at a shelter in New York is the first of a series that will explore how new standards developed by the Association of Shelter Veterinarians can be applied to real-life situations in the sheltering and rescue field to create more humane outcomes for animals.

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