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  • September 1, 2010

    The Purebred Paradox

    The quest to create the "perfect" dog may be contributing to a genetic health crisis among purebreds. A lack of genetic testing, mating of closely related animals, and breed standards that encourage extreme features over health have been blamed for a host of health problems facing scores of breeds today.

  • July 1, 2008

    Online Extra - Towards A More Perfect Union

    Communication is of the utmost importance when working with a new partner organization, especially when transferring custody of animals. Here are some things rescues and shelters can do to get their relationships going.

  • March 1, 2008

    Creature Feature: A Losing Bet: Greyhound Racing's Impact On Shelters

    Raced like machines and not even considered "dogs" by some states, racing greyhounds fall in a grey area between what is ethical and what keeps crowds betting. And when the dogs retire, shelters and rescues shoulder the burden.

  • January 1, 2008

    Field Trip: Siamese Cat Rescue Center

    The Siamese Cat Rescue Center, which places up to 1,000 Siamese and Siamese mixes annually, took in its 5,000th cat last summer.

  • March 27, 2006

    Pit Bulls: Dilemma and Debate

    The mere mention of pit bulls can be enough to ignite debate among animal welfare professionals and the public alike, but a discussion on the topic at last week's Animal Care Expo included a general sentiment most would agree with: We've only just begun to tackle abuse of the breed.

  • November 1, 2005

    Making Room for Greyhounds

    The Humane Society of Greater Miami recently went the extra mile for greyhounds, when board members and staff decided to devote a portion of their dog kennels to educating the public about the breed.

  • May 1, 2003

    All Over the Map—The Pros and Cons of Animal Transfer Programs

    Around the country, more and more shelters are participating in transfer programs as a means to help animals find homes. Take some pointers from the groups that have already discovered how to do it well.

  • January 1, 2001

    A Shelter Checklist: Working with Breed-Placement Groups

    So you've decided you want to work with a breed-placement group. Or maybe you just want to improve your existing relationships with the groups in your area. Here's a checklist to help get you started.

  • January 1, 2001

    Terms of Endearment: 12 Ways to Become a Responsible Breed-Placement Partner

    Go where you're needed; Educate yourself; Assume nothing; If at first you don't succeed, change your approach.

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