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  • September 1, 2007

    Cat Coupons and Dog Discounts

    The animal welfare field has long preached against "free to good home" newspaper ads used by backyard breeders. But what if such consumer-savvy promotions were used to advertise adoptable shelter pets?

  • September 1, 2007

    Shelter Medicine: The Most Persistent Fungus Among Us

    Ringworm is one of the easiest zoonotic diseases to contract'and, in the shelter environment, one of the hardest to get rid of. Here's a primer on causes, symptoms, and effective controls.

  • September 1, 2007

    The Behavior Department: Helping the Scaredycats

    Give cats a chance in their new homes by preparing adopters for reclusive getting-to-know-you behaviors.

  • July 1, 2007

    To the Rescue: Smokey and the Ash Pit

    Catchpoles aren't for cats'unless they've fallen into a deep hole.

  • July 1, 2007

    The Price is Right?

    Aiming to increase revenue and highlight overlooked animals, many organizations raise adoption fees on their most popular pets. We talk to organizations that have tested the waters.

  • July 1, 2007

    The Price of Leaving Them Behind

    Though most shelters are eager to provide a safe haven for animals in need, some are wary of crossing the line between taking every animal and enabling abandonment. Here is a look at the pros and cons of surrender fees and appointment systems.

  • July 1, 2007

    Field Trip: KittiCo Cat Rescue

    Get the lowdown on KittiCo Cat Rescue, an organization that takes care of feral and stray cat populations in the Dallas/Fort Worth area and 72 surrounding cities.

  • July 1, 2007

    Off Leash: Fancy Feet

    Kitties with fancy "fingernails" attract adopters and educate visitors about declawing.

  • May 1, 2007

    The Behavior Department: New Research Helps Adopters Meet Their Feline Soul Mates

    The ASPCA's Feline-ality program matches cats to people through examination of their personalities and behaviors.

  • March 1, 2007

    Toying With Your Kitties

    Looking for a great toy that encourages potential adopters to interact with your cats without spreading germs? Jennifer Hatch, cattery manager at the Willamette Humane Society in Salem, Oregon, has come to the rescue.

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