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  • May 1, 2013

    The Placement Conundrum

    In this article, we explore adoption policies, and what we in the rescue community can do to ease the adoption process while continuing to place animals into safe and permanent homes.

  • May 1, 2013

    All Aboard the Train(ing)

    Everyone makes mistakes, but in a shelter, mistakes can cost lives. Find out how an employee survey helped one shelter develop an employee training plan to allow its staff to succeed on the job and avoid much-feared errors.

  • March 1, 2013

    The Courageous, the Polite, the Einsteins

    East Bay SPCA in California launched a canine behavior modification pilot program that trains volunteers to help its shelter dogs overcome behavioral issues that might otherwise keep them from finding new homes.

  • January 24, 2013

    Samples: Humane Society of Carroll County ACO Forms

    Use the equipment list, new officer training checklist and body armor policy from the Humane Society of Carroll County in Maryland for your field services staff.

  • January 1, 2013

    Control Issues

    We take a look at the effective use, and unfortunate misuse, of two pieces of animal handling equipment—the control pole and the Y pole.

  • November 1, 2012

    Sample: Nevada Humane Society - Animal Help Desk Caseworker Handbook

    Clients ask your front desk staff for help with many different issues, from behavioral problems to rehoming animals. Use this sample helpdesk handbook from Nevada Humane to help your staff be ready to assist!

  • September 1, 2012

    What Now?

    When people relinquish a pet, they often ask what will happen to the animal. Here is a thoughtful look at how shelter staff might answer questions about the fate of surrendered animals and possibly prevent those animals from being relinquished.

  • July 9, 2012

    ASPCA Pro - Understanding NIMS and ICS

    Feeling overloaded on incident-command acronyms? Figure them all out with the ASPCA's helpful guide.

  • July 1, 2012

    Mouthpieces: Your Smile Could Save a Life

    This Mouthpieces poster is designed to remind your staff how important it is to provide good customer service to shelter visitors.

  • July 1, 2012

    Cats are from Mars?

    Jackson Galaxy set out to be a musician, but wound up a cat behavior guru and the star of Animal Planet’s My Cat From Hell. The patron saint of conflicted cats discusses his career and shares his insights into the workings of the feline mind.

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