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  • September 1, 2010

    The Purebred Paradox

    The quest to create the "perfect" dog may be contributing to a genetic health crisis among purebreds. A lack of genetic testing, mating of closely related animals, and breed standards that encourage extreme features over health have been blamed for a host of health problems facing scores of breeds today.

  • July 1, 2010

    Carriage Horse Update

    While a bill recently adopted by the New York City Council calls for some improvements in the way carriage horses are treated, advocates are disappointed by how little the measure does to protect these animals.

  • July 1, 2010

    All Roads Lead to Home

    In Mississippi, a transport program administered by veterinary students is saving lives.

  • May 1, 2010

    Trotting on Empty

    To some, horse-drawn carriage rides are a New York City tradition, an enjoyable way to experience the beauty of Central Park or the bustle of Times Square. Others, though, are decrying the horses' "nose-to-tailpipe" existence and calling for the business to be discontinued.

  • March 1, 2010

    Off Leash: Big Dogs, Little People

    Shorty Rossi's Pit Boss, a new reality show on Animal Planet, gives viewers a glimpse of pit bull rescue with a little difference.

  • March 1, 2010

    The Right Way to Transport

    In order to help groups around the country achieve more uniform standards, the National Federation of Humane Societies (NFHS) recently released protocols that explore the best practices for animal transfer programs.

  • November 1, 2009

    People Power: A Plane Solution

    A raid in March 2009 rescued more than 300 dogs from the misery of a puppy mill in Arkansas, setting them on the road to new lives. But not all of them got on the road. Some took to the air, thanks to a retired pilot from Colorado.

  • March 1, 2009

    People Power: Operation Roger

    Inspired by a desire to help pets stranded by Hurricane Kartrina, truck driver Sue Wiese founded Operation Roger, a nonprofit initiative that uses truck drivers to move pets from animal shelters and rescue groups to new permanent homes.

  • July 1, 2008

    Online Extra - Towards A More Perfect Union

    Communication is of the utmost importance when working with a new partner organization, especially when transferring custody of animals. Here are some things rescues and shelters can do to get their relationships going.

  • July 1, 2008

    Creature Feature: Sore Trick Pony

    The Tennessee walking horse has been a victim of cruel performance enhancers for decades, but big money gives unscrupulous trainers incentive to flout the law and keep the abuse under wraps.

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