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  • 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

    Only You (and Up-to-Code Fire Standards) Can Prevent Shelter Fires

    Florida's animal shelters are all too accustomed to coping with the hurricanes that sweep over the region. But disaster recently came in a different form to the Sunshine State, where two shelters were severely damaged by fires that broke out on the premises and killed dozens of animals.

  • 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.

  • April 30, 2007

    Online Extra - Form a Puppy Protection Brigade

    Does your shelter experience frequent cases or outbreaks of canine parvovirus? Do you receive large numbers of young puppies? Do you lack adequate facilities for quarantine? You are not alone. These conditions are common, particularly in southeastern shelters. If you are searching for some cost-effective protocols to decrease the number of parvo cases in your shelter, try what has worked at the Lee County Humane Society in Auburn, Alabama.

  • April 1, 2007

    Shelter Medicine: Controlling Parvo: Real-Life Scenarios

    Dr. Hurley shares real cases sent to her by shelters and rescue groups'and provides potential solutions for controlling the spread of the often deadly disease, parvo.

  • March 1, 2007

    Toying With Your Kitties

    Looking for a great toy that encourages potential adopters to interact with your cats without spreading germs? Jennifer Hatch, cattery manager at the Willamette Humane Society in Salem, Oregon, has come to the rescue.

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