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  • April 27, 2012

    American Association of Feline Practitioners - Feline Retrovirus Management

    Feline leukemia virus (FeLV) and feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV) are among the most common infectious diseases of cats. The American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP) has put together a set of guidelines on how to manage FeLV+ and FIV+ cats in a shelter setting.

  • 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

    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.

  • 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

    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

    Active Mind, Healthy Dog

    Try these practical and economical tips for keeping the dogs in your care physically active, mentally stimulated, and socialized.

  • January 1, 2012

    Shelter Medicine: The Importance of Isolation

    A tragic case in North Dakota—where a rabies outbreak forced a shelter to euthanize its entire dog population—offers a valuable lesson for all shelters.

  • January 1, 2012

    Tipping the Scales: Getting Fat Cats Up and Out

    Three shelters share their strategies for getting tubby cats adopted into loving homes.

  • November 1, 2011

    Q & A: Playing with a Purpose

    An experienced animal trainer shows shelters how to socialize dogs through play groups.

  • November 1, 2011

    Value Added

    A veterinarian explains “social value,” and how to quantify the results of sheltering and animal welfare programs to public officials who make spending decisions, or to those outside the sheltering sphere.

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