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  • September 1, 2013

    For Community Cats, a Change is Gonna Come

    A former ACO turned shelter veterinarian argues that the current sheltering model isn’t working when it comes to stray cats, and needs to be changed. But what should we be doing instead?

  • September 1, 2013

    Keeping Golden Years Golden

    Shelter staff need to be able to recognize and respond to the unique needs of senior shelter cats so that they can provide aging felines with the best possible care and a promising chance to find new homes.

  • September 1, 2013

    A Fresh Start for Cats

    The Fresh Start program at the Animal Humane Society in Minnesota gives friendly, healthy cats who struggle with litter box issues a second chance at finding a home.

  • July 1, 2013

    Fetching the Perfect Trainer

    If your shelter allows pet care and service professionals like dog trainers to put their business cards at the front desk, your organization could be seen as recommending that person or service—whether you mean to or not.

  • July 1, 2013

    Getting Bigger All the Time

    More spacious and thoughtfully designed cat kennels lead to a happier and more relaxed feline population at the Dumb Friends League in Denver.

  • July 1, 2013

    I Can See Clearly Now

    When videos of a blind kitten named Oskar went viral, they changed the way many people view special-needs cats.

  • May 1, 2013

    Mouthpieces: Too Much of a Good Thing

    This reproducible poster encourages pet owners to spay or neuter their feline companions.

  • May 1, 2013

    The Placement Conundrum

    In this article, we explore adoption policies, and what we in the rescue community can do to ease the adoption process while continuing to place animals into safe and permanent homes.

  • May 1, 2013

    All Aboard the Train(ing)

    Everyone makes mistakes, but in a shelter, mistakes can cost lives. Find out how an employee survey helped one shelter develop an employee training plan to allow its staff to succeed on the job and avoid much-feared errors.

  • March 1, 2013

    The Courageous, the Polite, the Einsteins

    East Bay SPCA in California launched a canine behavior modification pilot program that trains volunteers to help its shelter dogs overcome behavioral issues that might otherwise keep them from finding new homes.

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