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  • March 1, 2011

    Culture Clash—or a Class in Culture?

    Lorraine Chittock, who has traveled internationally with her two dogs, offers perspective on how understanding local context and realities may help animal welfare advocates overseas.

  • March 1, 2011

    Field Trip: Making the Mean Streets a Little Kinder

    Initially created to serve street people and their four-legged companions, the Portland Animal Welfare (PAW) Team now provides veterinary care to nearly 150 animals at its monthly clinic.

  • March 1, 2011

    To the Rescue: The "Neighborly" Approach to Saving Pets

    Although she was pregnant at the time, animal control officer Aimee Wesley didn't hesitate to alert residents and rescue their pets when a fire struck her apartment complex last September.

  • March 1, 2011

    Someone to Watch Over Me

    As wounded soldiers return from Iraq and Afghanistan, military and veterans' hospitals around the country are increasingly using a variety of canine-assisted therapies to heal their scars.

  • January 1, 2011

    Turning Grief into Understanding

    A retired psychologist writes a book and founds a nonprofit group to help people cope with the death of a beloved pet.

  • January 1, 2011

    Pen Pals

    An unusual partnership brings an animal shelter and emergency evacuation site inside prison walls.

  • September 1, 2010

    The "101" Department: One Cool Tool

    An expert explains how to use the Y pole, a tool for working with fearful dogs that offers advantages over a traditional catch pole.

  • July 1, 2010

    Coffee Break: Most Heartwarming Experience

    In your space, you told us about the most heartwarming experience you've ever had in the animal welfare field.

  • May 1, 2010

    A Tribute to Mutts

    Once disparaged as "mongrels," mixed-breed dogs are actually the ultimate hybrids'each one like a purebred unto itself. Shelters might do well to follow the example of boutique stores and let the public know that their available mutts are really something unique'a treat for true dog lovers.

  • May 1, 2010

    Reaching Out to the Senior Community

    Older and wiser, the retirement set can be great resource for shelters'and vice versa.

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