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  • September 1, 2008

    Shelter Medicine: To Test or Not to Test

    Feline leukemia and feline immunodeficiency virus are the bad boys of the microbial kitty kingdom, but when is it in your shelter's best interest to test for these diseases? Here's a prescription shelters can use to inoculate the dilemma.

  • July 1, 2008

    Will Your Response be a Natural Disaster?

    A mock shelter evacuation illuminates the good, the bad, and the potentially lethal during crisis response.

  • March 1, 2008

    To the Rescue: Into the Fire

    With flames threatening people and animals, rescuers in California braved the heat of blazing wildfires that were closing in on San Diego.

  • March 1, 2008

    The Gulf Coast Will Rise Again

    While many challenges still lie ahead for shelters in the Gulf Coast region two years after Hurricane Katrina, one observer sees signs of progress everywhere.

  • January 1, 2008

    Puppy Mills Lassoed in Texas

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

  • November 1, 2007

    Shelter Medicine: When Is a Virulent Calicivirus Really a Virulent Calicivirus?

    Shelters are seeing outbreaks of virulent systemic feline calicivirus ??? or are they? Dr. Kate Hurley explains the basics of diagnosing and controlling strains of FCV.

  • November 1, 2007

    Home Sweet Home

    Two years after Katrina, Louisiana SPCA staff, full of dreams and uncertainty, open a new shelter.

  • September 1, 2007

    Shelter Medicine: The Most Persistent Fungus Among Us

    Ringworm is one of the easiest zoonotic diseases to contract'and, in the shelter environment, one of the hardest to get rid of. Here's a primer on causes, symptoms, and effective controls.

  • September 1, 2007

    How Healthy Is Your Shelter?

    Giving your shelter a "checkup" using the Shelter Diagnostic System can lead to improved organizational health and, ultimately, better care for the animals in your charge.

  • July 1, 2007

    Shelter Medicine: Hands Down, Feet First, Clean Clothing Not Optional

    You may be vaccinating by the book, but dirty hands, feet, and clothing can negate all that hard work. Dr. Kate Hurley offers tips on how to clean up your act.

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