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  • January 1, 2009

    Creature Feature: Some Pig!

    Consider the plight of potbellied pigs: Once a trendy novelty pet for the rich and famous, they now can be had for a song at local flea markets. And since they're sometimes sold small to people unprepared for the full-grown version, they might end up in your shelter.

  • November 1, 2008

    Poodle Power

    Animal activist Jana Kohl takes both her new book and her dog, Baby, on the road to spread the grim truth about puppy mills.

  • November 1, 2008

    To the Rescue: Bringing Them Home, But Not For Bacon

    In the course of saving dozens of dehydrated, malnourished, and severely sunburned Iowa pigs stranded on a Mississippi River levee by flooding, rescuers found they had to move beyond the initial rescue plan. Way beyond.

  • November 1, 2008

    People Power: Rescue Ink

    They may not look like a typical group of animal advocates, but from performing day-to-day rescue to presenting animal housing workshops to running a large humane education program, the men of Rescue Ink get the job done.

  • September 1, 2008

    The "101" Department: Friends, Trolls, and Superpokes: Is Your Shelter Ready for Social Networking?

    The MySpace generation won't be young and poor forever, so now's the time to reach them where they live'online. Social networking poses some challenges, but it's an effective way for shelters to build visibility and raise money.

  • September 1, 2008

    Book Review: The Sit! Stay! Read! Series

    These five children's books from the Gryphon Press introduce young readers to an array of issues from pet care to puppy mills.

  • July 1, 2008

    Show Me the Money: I'm Too Sexy for my Doggles

    The pooches of Portland, Ore., strutted their stuff last June for a good cause at the first annual Next Top Dog Model gala, a fundraiser to support the Oregon Humane Society.

  • May 1, 2008

    Field Trip: Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary

    The Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary rescues livestock from factory farms and educates the public about food choices that are better for the planet, the animals, and people.

  • March 1, 2008

    Field Trip: Dog Advisory Work Group (D.A.W.G.)

    Through education and advocacy, D.A.W.G. helps resolve conflicts between dog-owning residents in Chicago and their dogless counterparts.

  • January 1, 2008

    Teach the Children Well

    In the age of standardized testing and mandated curricula, you can get your foot in the schoolhouse door by tying humane education lessons to new educational requirements.

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