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  • September 1, 2009

    Fire & Ice

    The season that brought the worst ice storm in decades to Massachusetts brought the worst bushfires in history to the Australian state of Victoria. In this double feature, two shelter staff who worked through the disasters tell their stories, and emphasize the value of being prepared.

  • September 1, 2009

    Q & A: Seeking Higher Ground for Animals in Disasters

    In her recently released Filling the Ark, author and sociologist Leslie Irvine argues for better catastrophe planning and a new view of animals. She discusses her work and her on-the-ground experiences following Hurricane Katrina.

  • July 1, 2009

    The Few, the Proud, the Animal Control Officers

    While it hasn't always had the prettiest history, the animal control field has become far more professional, progressive, and humane over the years.

  • July 1, 2009

    Out of Control, Into Compassion

    Progressive agencies are changing the way animal control does business, reconciling the need to protect the public with the goal of saving animals' lives.

  • July 1, 2009

    The "101" Department: Tooling Around

    High-tech gear is changing the face of animal control, but is it just "boys and their toys"?

  • May 1, 2009

    To the Rescue: Facing the Flames

    Wildfires don't deter animal control supervisor from saving hundreds of pets, livestock

  • May 1, 2009

    Coffee Break: Your Most Difficult Field Rescue Operation

    In your space, you told us about your most difficult and interesting field rescues. Many of you mentioned animals trapped in unusual places, some of you mentioned hoarding incidents, others dealt with unusual species.

  • May 1, 2009

    Shelter Medicine: Handling Large Scale Raids

    Animals brought to shelters in mass numbers don't just come from animal hoarders. They may also arrive from raids on puppy mills, pet shops, or illegal animal shipments, or be victims of natural or manmade disasters. All shelters should have a plan in place for handling the influx when such situations occur.

  • March 1, 2009

    Katrina's Silver Lining

    Before the storm, animal welfare advocates were often left out of state and federal disaster planning. But the devastation left behind by Hurricane Katrina made the link between saving animals' lives and saving humans' all too clear.

  • 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.

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