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  • January 1, 2009

    The End of the Chain?

    Despite the dangers and humane concerns posed by persistent dog chaining, the practice of tethering dogs around the clock is not disappearing overnight. Learn how the problem is being addressed around the country, and what you can do to help your community pass more progressive laws.

  • September 1, 2008

    Taking a Broader View of Cats in the Community

    NACA president Mark Kumpf says the organization's updated cat management policy addresses the needs of today's animal care agencies and officers.

  • July 1, 2008

    A Little Help for a Lot of Territory

    Faced with serving an area that covers more than 3,800 square miles, the animal control department of New Mexico's Dona Ana County is using volunteers for tasks that don't require specialized training.

  • July 1, 2008

    To the Rescue: Retriever's Mishap a Real Icebreaker

    A Kansas animal control officer receives national attention when she saves a struggling dog from a frozen pond.

  • July 1, 2008

    People Power: Jorge Esmieu

    An animal control officer with a history of outstanding service and a personnel file filled with thank you notes, Jorge Esmieu was named Maryland's Municipal Employee of the Year.

  • May 1, 2008

    To the Rescue: Rapunzel, Rapunzel—Let Down Your Fur!

    A humane officer scales an apartment building to the balcony of a yellow-haired damsel in distress.

  • January 1, 2008

    Off Leash: Negligent Pet Owners Get a Frosty Reception

    Winter brings frozen water bowls to Carroll County, Md., but now when animal control officers talk to negligent pet owners, they have science on their side.

  • January 1, 2008

    To the Rescue: A Bear of a Time

    It's hard to imagine anything could top the fabulous views from Rainbow Bridge in northern California's Lake Tahoe region'unless it's the view of a 250-pound black bear dangling from the bridge's concrete girders.

  • September 1, 2007

    Better Cooperation Leads to Better Outcomes in Vermont

    A new system that streamlines responsibilities for handling cruelty cases is helping the Addison County Humane Society in Vermont achieve better outcomes for animals.

  • September 1, 2007

    Cat Coupons and Dog Discounts

    The animal welfare field has long preached against "free to good home" newspaper ads used by backyard breeders. But what if such consumer-savvy promotions were used to advertise adoptable shelter pets?

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