September 1, 2007
Interactions between the adoption counselor and the potential adopter are always charged with uncertainty. We present essays from both sides of the counter.
July 1, 2007
Catchpoles aren't for cats'unless they've fallen into a deep hole.
May 1, 2007
The East Coast Animal Control Academy is a hit with fresh-faced newbies and seasoned officers.
March 1, 2007
Theorizing that a correlation might exist between ownership of certain kinds of dogs and criminal convictions, researchers examined the criminal backgrounds of Ohio dog owners who had either a "high-risk" or an unlicensed dog.
January 1, 2007
Meet an animal control officer in Alabama who single-handedly picks up strays, houses animals, and runs an adoption program on a budget of $3,000 a year.
July 1, 2005
New evaluation program aims to help shelters improve staff retention and morale.
May 1, 2005
Animal control license plates help spread humane messages.
July 1, 2004
HSUS Urban Wildlife Program Director John Hadidian considers the role animal shelters might play in humanely resolving conflicts between people and wildlife living in their communities.
January 1, 2004
In one of her famous "Just Wright" columns printed in the early editions of this magazine, former HSUS Vice President Phyllis Wright advised animal control officers and others in the field to be choosy in their selection of equipment. "When new products are brought to your attention, always evaluate them from the animals' point of view," she wrote. And around the country, animal-minded ACOs like Officer Jones of Studly County have been doing just that for decades now'trying to get inside the brains of the species they shelter and protect.
July 1, 2003
After more than two decades in the trenches at Alachua County Animal Services in Gainesville, Florida, John Snyder "crossed over" to work for The Humane Society of the United States. But he's not on the "dark side"'he's on everybody's side, doing what he can to help both public and private agencies get the respect and resources they need from their communities.