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  • July 1, 2008

    Online Extra - Getting Ready for Inspection

    Properly maintaining animal shelters is not just a matter of doing the right thing for the animals, the employees, and the public; it's also a matter of staying on the right side of the applicable health and safety regulations. The regulations vary across the country, but here's how one state handles shelter inspections.

  • July 1, 2008

    The "101" Department: Maintenance Matters

    A coat of paint here and a leaky faucet there may seem like back-burner stuff when you're busy saving lives, but properly maintaining your shelter now will save money later and pay off in improved animal care.

  • July 1, 2008

    Will Your Response be a Natural Disaster?

    A mock shelter evacuation illuminates the good, the bad, and the potentially lethal during crisis response.

  • May 1, 2008

    The State of the Cat

    Last fall, leaders from the animal welfare, veterinary, and pet industries gathered in Denver to discuss how to improve the image and status of cats in our communities.

  • May 1, 2008

    The "101" Department: Getting to Know You

    Creating a good cage card can be a critical tool for keeping track of the animals in your care and helping potential adopters to find their furry soulmate.

  • March 1, 2008

    What Happens After "Happily Ever After"?

    The Michigan Humane Society tracks animals beyond their fairytale endings, making for more successful matches, happier adopters, and more confident staff.

  • March 1, 2008

    Opening Up

    Inspired by a collection of essays in Animal Sheltering, a shelter staffer shares her organization's evolving perspective on adoptions.

  • January 1, 2008

    The Behavior Department: Bad, Bad Cats Whatcha Gonna Do?

    A post-adoption survey helps the Animal Rescue League of Boston figure out how their adopted cats are getting on in their new homes.

  • January 1, 2008

    Show Me the Money: Raining Cats and Kittens?

    When a New Hampshire shelter took in a pregnant cat named Fancy, staff decided to hold a "kitten shower" to expedite the search for new homes for her litter.

  • November 1, 2007

    Q & A: Who Cares--and Why Should They?

    Social marketing expert Caryn Ginsberg explains how targeted messaging can drive social change.

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