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  • May 1, 1998

    How to Trim a Cat's Claws

    Trimming a cat's claws every few weeks is a vital part of maintaining the animal's hygiene.

  • March 1, 1998

    How to Temporarily House Wild Mammals

    Any injured or orphaned wild animal who comes into your shelter's care is highly stressed -- after all, her life in the wild was just turned upside down.

  • November 1, 1997

    How to Vaccinate a Cat

    Because cats entering your shelter will be exposed to many other cats and airborne viruses, they depend on you to protect them from disease. And vaccines are among your best tools to do the job.

  • May 1, 1997

    How to Clean a Dog Kennel

    Do it correctly and you ensure your canine residents a healthier, less stressful stay. But do it incorrectly and you essentially put out a welcome mat for all the germs and bacteria that can make life miserable for the dogs.

  • May 1, 1997

    How to Clean a Cat Cage

    A clean cage will minimize the spread of diseaseand will reflect the level of care that your shelter provides each animal. An improperlydisinfected cage invites health problems in cats and may even increase the animals' stress level.

  • March 1, 1997

    How to Handle Small Mammals and Reptiles

    Even if you have only limited experience with animals, you probably know your way around a dog leash and have little trouble handling a Siamese. But odds are you have considerably less experience picking up a chinchilla orholding a hedgehog.

  • January 1, 1997

    How to Understand Common Veterinary Terms

    The listed terms are commonly used in such fields as anatomy, physiology, and epidemiology, and make up much of the technical jargon that veterinarians use to describes symptoms, illnesses, even surgical techniques.

  • November 1, 1996

    How to Use a Net

    The net is one of the oldest animal-handling tools and it remains one of the best. It is the most humane and effective tool for capturing cats and many wild animals.

  • September 1, 1996

    How to Use a Control Pole

    Most animal control officers consider the control pole one of the most valuable tools of the trade. But like a carpenter's hammer or drill, a control pole is only as effective as the person holding it in his or her hands.

  • July 1, 1996

    How to Write a Winning Grant Proposal

    After you've done your research and identified those foundations and corporations'or "grantmakers"'whose funding interests include animal-related programs, it's time to write that grant proposal. Here's how.

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