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  • March 1, 2011

    Creating a Career Ladder Through Certification

    If you're looking toward a long career in animal welfare, earning the Certified Animal Welfare Administrator (CAWA) designation can give you a valuable boost up the career ladder.

  • January 1, 2011

    A New Vision from SAWA

    SAWA has a new look, an updated vision, and a new department in Animal Sheltering magazine to help you save lives and build animal-friendly communities.

  • January 1, 2011

    Volunteer Management: Avoiding the Bait and Switch

    Whether they work in a truly volunteer-positive environment or one that's still struggling to make the employee/volunteer gears mesh effectively, it's vital that volunteer coordinators be honest with prospective volunteers about what to expect.

  • November 1, 2010

    Off Leash: Bringing the Holidays Home

    In the nation’s capital, a few humane officers spend Christmas bringing toys to forgotten guard dogs.

  • September 1, 2010

    To the Rescue: Tower of Power

    A Nevada kitty climbs to new heights-about 40 feet from the ground in the crook of a power pole-then learns the value of an exit strategy.

  • July 1, 2010

    Book Review: Animal Control Management: A New Look at a Public Responsibility

    Stephen Aronson's comprehensive new book, Animal Control Management: A New Look at a Public Responsibility, should serve as a valuable resource for many in the field, including animal control directors, ACOs, and city managers.

  • July 1, 2010

    To the Rescue: Trial by Fire

    George the cat survived a terrible ordeal, thanks to the skill and compassion of an Ohio shelter's staff.

  • May 1, 2010

    Take Time for Training

    Both inexperienced and expert volunteers can be helpful to your program, but the last thing you want to do is bring in "green" volunteers and fail to provide them the training they need. Learn how to match volunteers' skill sets to the tasks that need to be done.

  • January 1, 2010

    Making It Work

    Amber Van Leuken, grant writer (and former assistant manager) at the Ark-Valley Humane Society in Buena Vista, Colo., recounts how the shelter revamped its volunteer program to fit its needs, rather than simply making do with whoever walked in the door that day.

  • January 1, 2010

    To the Rescue: Caws for Alarm

    A humane officer in California branches out to attempt a daring, aerial rescue to free a trapped bird.

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