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  • March 1, 2011

    Someone to Watch Over Me

    As wounded soldiers return from Iraq and Afghanistan, military and veterans' hospitals around the country are increasingly using a variety of canine-assisted therapies to heal their scars.

  • March 1, 2011

    Pit Bull Palace

    Find out how staff and volunteers at a shelter in Missouri transformed a rented warehouse into a place of healing for hundreds of pit bulls rescued as part of an enormous multi-state dogfighting raid in 2009.

  • March 1, 2011

    Culture Clash—or a Class in Culture?

    Lorraine Chittock, who has traveled internationally with her two dogs, offers perspective on how understanding local context and realities may help animal welfare advocates overseas.

  • March 1, 2011

    To the Rescue: The "Neighborly" Approach to Saving Pets

    Although she was pregnant at the time, animal control officer Aimee Wesley didn't hesitate to alert residents and rescue their pets when a fire struck her apartment complex last September.

  • March 1, 2011

    Field Trip: Making the Mean Streets a Little Kinder

    Initially created to serve street people and their four-legged companions, the Portland Animal Welfare (PAW) Team now provides veterinary care to nearly 150 animals at its monthly clinic.

  • March 1, 2011

    A Sweet Dream Comes True

    A volunteer's vision leads to her adoption of Sugar, one of many dogs rescued from a filthy, overcrowded humane society in Eastern Montana.

  • January 1, 2011

    Turning Grief into Understanding

    A retired psychologist writes a book and founds a nonprofit group to help people cope with the death of a beloved pet.

  • January 1, 2011

    Pen Pals

    An unusual partnership brings an animal shelter and emergency evacuation site inside prison walls.

  • 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, 2010

    Coffee Break: Most Heartwarming Experience

    In your space, you told us about the most heartwarming experience you've ever had in the animal welfare field.

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