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  • July 1, 2007

    Creature Feature: Horses Bound for Slaughter: Their Rescue and Recovery

    The Humane Society of Missouri's Longmeadow Rescue Ranch confronted a serious emergency last September when a trailer of horses bound for the slaughterhouse overturned on a highway. Here's how rescuers pulled the survivors through the trauma.

  • March 1, 2007

    Off Leash: Many Tongues, One Message

    A shelter outreach campaign in Seattle gets on the bus.

  • March 1, 2007

    Creature Feature: The Tortoise and the Scare

    When the executive director of a Florida shelter saw developers moving into a space across the street, she feared for the lives of the gopher tortoises who already lived there. A unique collaboration saved the reptiles from the roaring bulldozers of development.

  • January 1, 2007

    Shelter Medicine: A Blend of Science and Art

    Dr. Lila Miller outlines what you should know about veterinary care in the shelter setting'and what you can and can't do to make it better.

  • November 1, 2006

    Abriendo Puertas a los Refugios de Animales

    You may not speak Spanish, but chances are a significant segment of your community does'and many of your potential supporters may speak only Spanish. This feature looks at shelters that are reaching out to this growing but still underserved population.

  • September 1, 2006

    How Much is That Doggie In the Window Suffering?

    You may not have puppy mills next door, but shelters and rescues all over the country take in animals whose lives began in the shadows of these mass-breeding facilities. Find out how you can help shut them down'by learning from shelters that have targeted puppy mills for violations of animal welfare standards.

  • July 1, 2006

    Avian Flu: Making a Plan

    News about avian flu and other potential pandemic diseases have whole governments worried about what long-term absenteeism might do to businesses and to the global economy. But for workplaces like police departments, hospitals, and animal shelters, where people provide care and vital services to living creatures, finding answers to the questions is even more critical.

  • July 1, 2005

    What’s the Diagnosis?

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

  • March 1, 2005

    Animal Caregiver Job Description

    Only when employees have a clear understanding of their responsibilities and their place in the staff hierarchy can they perform well and enjoy their jobs. This comprehensive job description for "Animal Caregiver Level 1" at Woods Humane Society in San Luis Obispo, California, spells out the organization's vision, provides pertinent details about the position, and lists the duties required of the employee.

  • January 1, 2005

    Workplace Culture Agreement

    The road to a healthy work environment can start with a simple document that describes the ideal interactions among staff.

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