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  • 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.

  • November 1, 2008

    Creature Feature: Macaws for Alarm

    A case in Virginia highlights the need for responsible avian sanctuaries'and for better standards of care for the birds caught up in the pet trade.

  • November 1, 2008

    To the Rescue: Bringing Them Home, But Not For Bacon

    In the course of saving dozens of dehydrated, malnourished, and severely sunburned Iowa pigs stranded on a Mississippi River levee by flooding, rescuers found they had to move beyond the initial rescue plan. Way beyond.

  • November 1, 2008

    Wild Things: Urban Crows

    Crows are thriving among us and tend to gather in large groups in urban areas. Be prepared for phone calls from people in your community who are frustrated by the messiness and noise that often occur around the birds' roosts.

  • November 1, 2008

    PetSmart and Lollypop Look Out for the Little Guys

    Through a unique arrangement with Lollypop Farm, the PetSmart store in Henrietta, N.Y., is the only location in the country adopting, but not selling, such little critters as hamsters, guinea pigs, and birds.

  • September 1, 2008

    Taking a Broader View of Cats in the Community

    NACA president Mark Kumpf says the organization's updated cat management policy addresses the needs of today's animal care agencies and officers.

  • September 1, 2008

    To the Rescue: An Eager Beaver Impeder? Hot Dam!

    Thanks to a device that prevents flooding caused by their building, the beavers of Mystic, Conn., won't face lethal trapping.

  • September 1, 2008

    Wild Things: Bats

    Our wildlife expert offers tips you can pass along to panicked homeowners dealing with bats frantically swooping around inside their home.

  • July 1, 2008

    A Little Help for a Lot of Territory

    Faced with serving an area that covers more than 3,800 square miles, the animal control department of New Mexico's Dona Ana County is using volunteers for tasks that don't require specialized training.

  • July 1, 2008

    Wild Things: Sparrows

    Sparrows often nest in inconvenient places around homes and take up residence in big retail stores. Our wildlife expert offers tips you can pass along to people who call your shelter with these common challenges.

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