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  • 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.

  • 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

    Night-Drop Kennels for Animals: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

    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

    Constructing Personal Identity in Animal Shelters

    Sociologist Arnold Arluke examines shelters' euthanasia policies from an unusual perspective: How do they affect the way shelter workers define themselves?

  • November 1, 2006

    Identity Complex

    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

    Assessing Stress: Animal Workers and the Emotional Toll of Euthanasia

    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

    Signs of Progress

    Pet overpopulation problem may be improving, according to this report from two Michigan State University researchers.

  • March 1, 2005

    Phone Finesse

    Learn what it takes to be a smooth operator.

  • January 1, 2005

    Workplace Culture Agreement

    The road to a healthy work environment can start with a simple document that describes the ideal interactions among staff.

  • September 1, 2004

    SOPs: Not an Alien Concept

    Standard operating procedures: what they are and how they can help your shelter.

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