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  • July 1, 2007

    Only You (and Up-to-Code Fire Standards) Can Prevent Shelter Fires

    Florida's animal shelters are all too accustomed to coping with the hurricanes that sweep over the region. But disaster recently came in a different form to the Sunshine State, where two shelters were severely damaged by fires that broke out on the premises and killed dozens of animals.

  • May 1, 2007

    Q & A: Help in a War-Torn Land

    Nina Natelson of Concern for Helping Animals in Israel (CHAI) talks about everything from ending mass strychnine poisoning of dogs and cats to rescuing animals during the Israel-Hezbollah conflict.

  • March 1, 2007

    Creature Feature: The Tortoise and the Scare

    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

    Q & A: Masters of Disaster

    The Michigan Humane Society makes staff preparedness a priority with its Disaster Days program.

  • November 1, 2006

    Katrina Remembered

    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

    China's Dog Slaughter Draws Worldwide Outrage

    The HSUS asks for public support in the fight against dog massacres in China.

  • July 1, 2006

    Avian Flu: Making a Plan

    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

    Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Bird-Flu?

    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

    The Shelter that Once Was Works Towards the Shelter That Will Be

    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

    Dispatches

    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.

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