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  • March 1, 2011

    Pit Bull Palace

    Find out how staff and volunteers at a shelter in Missouri transformed a rented warehouse into a place of healing for hundreds of pit bulls rescued as part of an enormous multi-state dogfighting raid in 2009.

  • November 1, 2010

    The "101" Department: Rehab Project

    The hard work of turning puppy mill dogs into pets yields extraordinary rewards for shelters and adopters.

  • January 1, 2009

    To the Rescue: A Real Cliff-Hanger

    Working together, a team of animal control and emergency officials in Virginia rescue a dog trapped on a small ledge 150 feet above the Maury River.

  • September 1, 2008

    People Power: Latichia Duffy

    For seven years, animal control officer Latichia Duffy has used minimal funds to operate a tiny shelter in an area surrounded by puppy mills.

  • January 1, 2008

    Puppy Mills Lassoed in Texas

    The SPCA of Texas takes down a mass-breeding facility'and takes in hundreds of dogs.

  • July 1, 2007

    The 101 Department: Animal CSI: Gathering the Evidence

    Animal cruelty cases may end in the courtroom, but they start at the scene'and they can be made or broken by the quality of the evidence you gather. Here's a beginner's guide to assembling the pieces of your case.

  • July 1, 2007

    The Pet Food Recall: Shared Stories

    When the news of pet-food-related fatalities broke this spring, animal lovers everywhere went into a panic. But how did the pet food recall affect folks who care for whole shelters full of animals?

  • 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

    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.

  • 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.

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