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  • November 1, 2007

    Home Sweet Home

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

  • 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

    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.

  • January 1, 2007

    Q & A: Masters of Disaster

    The Michigan Humane Society makes staff preparedness a priority with its Disaster Days program.

  • November 1, 2006

    Katrina Remembered

    Hurricane Katrina inspired artists around the country to explore the unprecedented response to the disaster, raise questions, and honor the animal and human victims.

  • 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.

  • May 1, 2006

    Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Bird-Flu?

    The history of avian influenza is both frightening and fascinating. While the majority of the U.S. population is focused on the worst-case scenario'that the virus will mutate in a way that allows it to spread easily from human to human, causing a global pandemic'those involved in animal protection have reason for concern about even a milder outbreak.

  • April 26, 2006

    The Shelter that Once Was Works Towards the Shelter That Will Be

    In the eight months since Katrina hit, Laura Maloney and the staff of the Louisiana SPCA have plunged ahead with rebuilding and reimagining their role in the community.

  • April 17, 2006

    Dispatches

    In blogs, shelter newsletters, submissions to Animal Sheltering magazine, and interviews with our editorial staff, animal welfare professionals and volunteers from around the country are still trying to make sense of the devastating loss they witnessed in the aftermath of last year's hurricanes. Here are their stories.

  • April 16, 2006

    The Shelter that Once Was

    When the Louisiana SPCA's shelter on Japonica Street lay in ruins'and the storm had eroded its staff to one-sixth its original size'executive director Laura Maloney and her colleagues pressed on.

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