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  • November 1, 2007

    Home Sweet Home

    Two years after Katrina, Louisiana SPCA staff, full of dreams and uncertainty, open a new shelter.

  • September 1, 2007

    The Behavior Department: Helping the Scaredycats

    Give cats a chance in their new homes by preparing adopters for reclusive getting-to-know-you behaviors.

  • July 1, 2007

    Only You (and Up-to-Code Fire Standards) Can Prevent Shelter Fires

    Florida's animal shelters are all too accustomed to coping with the hurricanes that sweep over the region. But disaster recently came in a different form to the Sunshine State, where two shelters were severely damaged by fires that broke out on the premises and killed dozens of animals.

  • July 1, 2007

    The Price of Leaving Them Behind

    Though most shelters are eager to provide a safe haven for animals in need, some are wary of crossing the line between taking every animal and enabling abandonment. Here is a look at the pros and cons of surrender fees and appointment systems.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • March 1, 2007

    Night-Drop Kennels for Animals: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

    Long a source of controversy in the field, night-drop kennels are loved by some shelters and despised by others. Here's a look at the pros and cons.

  • March 1, 2007

    Creature Feature: The Tortoise and the Scare

    When the executive director of a Florida shelter saw developers moving into a space across the street, she feared for the lives of the gopher tortoises who already lived there. A unique collaboration saved the reptiles from the roaring bulldozers of development.

  • January 1, 2007

    Q & A: Masters of Disaster

    The Michigan Humane Society makes staff preparedness a priority with its Disaster Days program.

  • November 1, 2006

    Katrina Remembered

    Hurricane Katrina inspired artists around the country to explore the unprecedented response to the disaster, raise questions, and honor the animal and human victims.

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