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  • May 10, 2012

    Animal Welfare Association - Treatment and Isolation Area Protocols

    Use these sample isolation and treatment area protocols from the Animal Welfare Association in Voorhees, New Jersey to help you develop your shelter's own protocols.

  • May 7, 2012

    American Humane Assocation Operational Guide - Sanitation and Disease Control

    This guide outlines an animal healthcare program for shelters, including design considerations, cleaning materials, animal handling, preventive medicine and planning. It also includes a glossary of terms.

  • May 1, 2012

    Mouthpieces: Adopters Are Our Heroes

    This installment of Mouthpieces celebrates adopters as superheroes and assures new pet parents that you will be there to support them as they and their pet adjust to life together.

  • May 1, 2012

    Shelter Medicine: Poison Control

    Cats are highly susceptible to toxic substances, a surprising number of which can be found in shelters and foster homes. Fortunately, a little education can help you protect the felines in your care.

  • May 1, 2012

    Kits & Pits

    Nebulization therapy is presented as a possible treatment for cats with URI, while canine play groups are touted as a great way to both socialize and exercise shelter dogs.

  • March 1, 2012

    The "101" Department: All Together Now

    Done properly, group housing can produce happier cats, delighted visitors, and more adoptions. Learn what you need to know before you start your own colony room.

  • March 1, 2012

    Saving an Erie Number of Cats

    Despite being located in one of the nation’s poorer regions, animal welfare organizations in Erie County, N. Y., have managed for the last several years to avoid euthanizing any healthy, adoptable felines. How are they doing it?

  • March 1, 2012

    Mouthpieces: Are You Sure About This?

    This edition of Mouthpieces offers support and solutions to people considering giving up their pet due to a variety of difficult circumstances.

  • March 1, 2012

    Behavior Department: A Gentle Kind of Cat Care

    Researcher Nadine Gourkow developed a unique scale to assess emotional states in shelter cats and confirmed that mental stimulation and gentling techniques both improve cats’ emotional well-being and reduce the incidence of URI.

  • March 1, 2012

    Scooping Up Savings

    Get the scoop on why staff at some shelters use and recommend wood stove pellets as filler for their feline residents’ litter boxes.

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