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  • 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.

  • March 1, 2008

    Creature Feature: A Losing Bet: Greyhound Racing's Impact On Shelters

    Raced like machines and not even considered "dogs" by some states, racing greyhounds fall in a grey area between what is ethical and what keeps crowds betting. And when the dogs retire, shelters and rescues shoulder the burden.

  • January 1, 2008

    Field Trip: Siamese Cat Rescue Center

    The Siamese Cat Rescue Center, which places up to 1,000 Siamese and Siamese mixes annually, took in its 5,000th cat last summer.

  • July 1, 2007

    Q & A: When Art Abuses Animals

    An art exhibit in Canada featured live animals kept in cramped and neglectful conditions, but two area shelters helped shut it down. Peter Fricker of the Vancouver Humane Society tells how.

  • May 1, 2007

    Moving on Up?

    In a series of essays, five authors from local and national organizations explore the pros and cons of domestic and international animal transfer programs.

  • May 1, 2007

    The 101 Department: Keeping Animals in Transfer Programs Healthy

    Veterinarian Jan Scarlett provides tips on moving animals in transfer programs to their new destinations safely.

  • March 27, 2006

    Pit Bulls: Dilemma and Debate

    The mere mention of pit bulls can be enough to ignite debate among animal welfare professionals and the public alike, but a discussion on the topic at last week's Animal Care Expo included a general sentiment most would agree with: We've only just begun to tackle abuse of the breed.

  • November 1, 2005

    Making Room for Greyhounds

    The Humane Society of Greater Miami recently went the extra mile for greyhounds, when board members and staff decided to devote a portion of their dog kennels to educating the public about the breed.

  • February 15, 2005

    The Road to Recovery

    Flooded by Katrina's storm surge, the Humane Society of South Mississippi gathers strength and moves ahead.

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