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  • March 1, 2007

    Study shows correlation between ownership of vicious dogs and commission of other crimes

    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

    People Power: Dan Woodruff

    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

    What’s the Diagnosis?

    New evaluation program aims to help shelters improve staff retention and morale.

  • May 1, 2005

    Bumper-to-Bumper Education

    Animal control license plates help spread humane messages.

  • July 1, 2004

    What's Happening: Wildlife

    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

    The Well-Equipped Animal Control Officer

    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

    New Academy Offers Training to East Coast ACOs

    For East Coast agencies that want their officers to receive excellent training but don't have the budget to send them to conferences all over the country, a new educational resource will provide an opportunity for learning without the drawbacks of long-distance travel.

  • July 1, 2003

    Both Sides Now

    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.

  • July 1, 2003

    Book Gives ACOs a Lesson in Crafting Lesson Plans

    If you'd like to talk to local elementary school students about what you do but you aren't sure where to begin, a new book from the National Association of Humane and Environmental Education can help.

  • March 1, 2003

    In Practice: Good Samaritan Postcards

    Developed by Kate Pullen when she was the director of the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria in Virginia, the card was designed to thank people who care enough to pick up strays and deliver them to the shelter.

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