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  • March 1, 2012

    Saving an Erie Number of Cats

    Despite being located in one of the nation’s poorer regions, animal welfare organizations in Erie County, N. Y., have managed for the last several years to avoid euthanizing any healthy, adoptable felines. How are they doing it?

  • January 1, 2012

    Keeping Them Hoppy

    Determined to give shelter rabbits their fair share of attention, volunteer Carlin Abbitt started using a harness to take bunnies outside for a change of scenery and some exercise.

  • January 1, 2012

    Her Casa is Their Casa

    Get the scoop on a successful kennel enrichment program that makes shelter dogs happier and more adoptable.

  • January 1, 2012

    Tipping the Scales: Getting Fat Cats Up and Out

    Three shelters share their strategies for getting tubby cats adopted into loving homes.

  • November 1, 2011

    Q & A: Playing with a Purpose

    An experienced animal trainer shows shelters how to socialize dogs through play groups.

  • November 1, 2011

    Behavior Department: Food for Thought

    A behavior modification program designed to address food guarding behavior in the shelter environment.

  • September 1, 2011

    Shelter Medicine: Meow ... Cat Chow!

    What goes into the food bowl profoundly impacts animal health; it's essential for management of body weight and condition, and good nutrition also supports immune function. Here's a guide to help you keep your cats well-fed, trim, and healthy.

  • 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

    A New Day for Fight-Bust Dogs

    Not too long ago, dogs seized from dogfighting rings were assumed to be too dangerous to place. The Michael Vick case and its ensuing media coverage of rehabilitated pit bulls served as a wake-up call that better options exist for these dogs.

  • 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.

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