July 1, 2007
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.
May 1, 2007
The ASPCA's Feline-ality program matches cats to people through examination of their personalities and behaviors.
March 1, 2007
Long a source of controversy in the field, night-drop kennels are loved by some shelters and despised by others. Here's a look at the pros and cons.
January 1, 2007
Sociologist Arnold Arluke examines shelters' euthanasia policies from an unusual perspective: How do they affect the way shelter workers define themselves?
November 1, 2006
In the second of a two-part interview with sociologist and author Arnold Arluke, Associate Editor Carrie Allan elicits Arluke's observations on euthanasia-related dynamics in animal shelters.
September 1, 2006
A recent study explores euthanasia-related stress, including the variables that enable certain people to remain in the field for years while others burn out quickly.
September 1, 2005
Pet overpopulation problem may be improving, according to this report from two Michigan State University researchers.
March 1, 2005
Learn what it takes to be a smooth operator.
January 1, 2005
The road to a healthy work environment can start with a simple document that describes the ideal interactions among staff.
September 1, 2004
Standard operating procedures: what they are and how they can help your shelter.