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  • November 1, 2011

    Mouthpieces: It Takes All Kinds

    This installment of Mouthpieces promotes the advantages of adopting a mutt.

  • September 1, 2011

    The "101" Department: Start Spreading the News

    Pets for Life NYC, an animal surrender prevention program, seeks to give people the advice and services they need before they relinquish their pets to shelters. Find out how to create a similar pet safety net in your community.

  • May 1, 2011

    Coffee Break: When the Public Came Through for Your Organization

    In your space, you tell us about times when your community stepped up to support your organization when it faced adversity: pet food shortages, budget cuts, major fires, even hurricanes.

  • May 1, 2011

    The Long Haul

    In Tanzania, Humane Society International works with local animal welfarists to improve the treatment of working donkeys.

  • March 1, 2011

    Field Trip: Making the Mean Streets a Little Kinder

    Initially created to serve street people and their four-legged companions, the Portland Animal Welfare (PAW) Team now provides veterinary care to nearly 150 animals at its monthly clinic.

  • March 1, 2011

    Culture Clash—or a Class in Culture?

    Lorraine Chittock, who has traveled internationally with her two dogs, offers perspective on how understanding local context and realities may help animal welfare advocates overseas.

  • March 1, 2011

    Someone to Watch Over Me

    As wounded soldiers return from Iraq and Afghanistan, military and veterans' hospitals around the country are increasingly using a variety of canine-assisted therapies to heal their scars.

  • March 1, 2011

    Q & A: Success in South Florida

    Veterinarian Sara Pizano faced daunting challenges when she took over as head of Miami-Dade Animal Services in 2005, such as no pain medications and a very high infectious disease and mortality rate. Within five years, she and her staff turned it around, winning major awards from the Florida Animal Control Association. How did she do it?

  • January 1, 2011

    A License to Succeed

    Calgary's mandatory licensing program for dogs and cats not only produces nearly enough revenue to cover the cost of providing animal services to a city of 1.1 million people, but also enjoys widespread buy-in from the public.

  • November 1, 2010

    Making Spay/Neuter an Inside Job

    A program in Oklahoma provides a model for how subsidized spay/neuter can be made more widely available to low-income residents, through cooperative efforts with local veterinarians in private practice.

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