March 1, 2007
When the executive director of a Florida shelter saw developers moving into a space across the street, she feared for the lives of the gopher tortoises who already lived there. A unique collaboration saved the reptiles from the roaring bulldozers of development.
January 1, 2007
The Michigan Humane Society makes staff preparedness a priority with its Disaster Days program.
November 1, 2006
Hurricane Katrina inspired artists around the country to explore the unprecedented response to the disaster, raise questions, and honor the animal and human victims.
September 1, 2006
The HSUS asks for public support in the fight against dog massacres in China.
July 1, 2006
News about avian flu and other potential pandemic diseases have whole governments worried about what long-term absenteeism might do to businesses and to the global economy. But for workplaces like police departments, hospitals, and animal shelters, where people provide care and vital services to living creatures, finding answers to the questions is even more critical.
May 1, 2006
The history of avian influenza is both frightening and fascinating. While the majority of the U.S. population is focused on the worst-case scenario'that the virus will mutate in a way that allows it to spread easily from human to human, causing a global pandemic'those involved in animal protection have reason for concern about even a milder outbreak.
April 26, 2006
In the eight months since Katrina hit, Laura Maloney and the staff of the Louisiana SPCA have plunged ahead with rebuilding and reimagining their role in the community.
April 17, 2006
In blogs, shelter newsletters, submissions to Animal Sheltering magazine, and interviews with our editorial staff, animal welfare professionals and volunteers from around the country are still trying to make sense of the devastating loss they witnessed in the aftermath of last year's hurricanes. Here are their stories.
April 16, 2006
When the Louisiana SPCA's shelter on Japonica Street lay in ruins'and the storm had eroded its staff to one-sixth its original size'executive director Laura Maloney and her colleagues pressed on.
March 1, 2006
When responders from the Humane Society of Missouri and The HSUS National Disaster Animal Response Teams showed up at the crushed and flooded kennels of a mass breeding facility after Hurricane Katrina, the owner was sure they'd been sent by a higher power.