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  • May 1, 2009

    Creature Feature: Too Cute for the Room?

    Chinchillas are insanely cute'and that can prove to be a problem if infatuated new owners fail to research the exotic rodents' substantial care needs. Learn what's out and what's in when it comes to advising someone on adopting a chin.

  • March 1, 2009

    MouthPieces: You see a Teflon pan. Your bird sees Hannibal Lecter.

    This installment of MouthPieces offers valuable information that you can pass along to the public about common household dangers for pet birds.

  • March 1, 2009

    Creature Feature: Turtle Trackers

    When highway construction and development threaten to wipe out box turtle populations, The HSUS and other advocates help these slowpokes stay one step ahead of the bulldozers.

  • March 1, 2009

    To the Rescue: Saving Oreo

    A feral cat caretaker and veterinary technician team up to give a dying kitten a second chance at life.

  • March 1, 2009

    Wild Things: Moles

    To the consternation of many homeowners, the tunneling handiwork of moles disrupts the sight lines of lawns manicured to perfection and can make mowing a trial. Our wildlife expert offers tips on dealing with these creatues effectively and humanely.

  • January 1, 2009

    Creature Feature: Some Pig!

    Consider the plight of potbellied pigs: Once a trendy novelty pet for the rich and famous, they now can be had for a song at local flea markets. And since they're sometimes sold small to people unprepared for the full-grown version, they might end up in your shelter.

  • January 1, 2009

    Wild Things: Mice

    Our wildlife expert provides tips on humanely and effectively preventing house mice from taking up residence in your shelter.

  • January 1, 2009

    To Place or Not to Place?

    Households with children younger than 5 should not keep hamsters, gerbils, guinea pigs, rats, hedgehogs, or other rodents, according to a report in the October 2008 issue (Vol. 122, No. 4) of Pediatrics.

  • January 1, 2009

    Off Leash: A Little Visual Mystery and Some Not-Too-Distant History

    An old photograph captures a moment in an animal shelter's history.

  • November 1, 2008

    The Behavior Department: The Way to Tame a Feral Kitten's Heart

    There are no guarantees when it comes to taming feral cats, but the process is most likely to work if you get ???em while they're young! Here are some guidelines from successful feral kitten tamers.

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