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  • September 1, 2007

    The Behavior Department: Helping the Scaredycats

    Give cats a chance in their new homes by preparing adopters for reclusive getting-to-know-you behaviors.

  • July 1, 2007

    The Price of Leaving Them Behind

    Though most shelters are eager to provide a safe haven for animals in need, some are wary of crossing the line between taking every animal and enabling abandonment. Here is a look at the pros and cons of surrender fees and appointment systems.

  • July 1, 2007

    The Price is Right?

    Aiming to increase revenue and highlight overlooked animals, many organizations raise adoption fees on their most popular pets. We talk to organizations that have tested the waters.

  • March 1, 2007

    Night-Drop Kennels for Animals: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

    Long a source of controversy in the field, night-drop kennels are loved by some shelters and despised by others. Here's a look at the pros and cons.

  • September 1, 2004

    Cat Surrender Profile

    The thoroughness of this cat surrender form from the Animal Rescue League in Westbrook, Maine, will help any shelter get to the bottom of its new kitties' histories, needs, and personalities.

  • March 1, 2004

    ShelterSpeak: Adoption Fees

    Members of The HSUS's National Companion Animals Advisory Group discuss their policies on adoption fees.

  • September 1, 2003

    Moving On?

    A recent study examines the motivations of relinquishers who list moving as a reason for surrender.

  • July 1, 2003

    Puppies Who Attend Kindergarten Are More Likely to Stay in Homes

    A recent study published in the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association showed that puppies who attended humane society socialization classes when they were between 7 and 12 weeks old were more likely to stay in their homes than those who did not.

  • July 1, 2003

    Dealing With a Wee Problem

    Litter box issues are high on the list of reasons for surrender of cats at shelters all over the country. But a recent study published in the Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science (Vol. 5, No. 4, 2002) should give hope to shelter workers tired of seeing cats relinquished for potty problems.

  • May 1, 2003

    Yetis, Perfection, and the American Pet

    Have you ever seen a Yeti? Animal Sheltering associate editor Carrie Allan thought they were fictional until she saw one with her own eyes.

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