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  • May 1, 2011

    Walking All the Way to the Bank

    Dog walk fundraisers are fun and they often raise lots of money for shelter programs. But these lively events don't just happen by themselves—a dedicated team has to lay the groundwork months in advance. Here's how to walk this way.

  • May 1, 2011

    Show Me the Money: Getting an Edge in Retail

    Some shelters find that it's smart—and profitable—to have a retail space within their facility where adopters can buy basic pet supplies for their new companion.

  • May 1, 2011

    Off Leash: Lifting Them Up

    Thanks to the dedicated efforts of an AT&T manager with a heart for homeless animals, dogs awaiting adoption are resting easier.

  • May 1, 2011

    Common Tools for a Common Mission

    Review highlights from a session presented at a recent SAWA conference that focused on useful tools that shelters sometimes overlook, including grant opportunities, participation in research studies, and adoption tools.

  • 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

    Pit Bull Palace

    Find out how staff and volunteers at a shelter in Missouri transformed a rented warehouse into a place of healing for hundreds of pit bulls rescued as part of an enormous multi-state dogfighting raid in 2009.

  • March 1, 2011

    A Sweet Dream Comes True

    A volunteer's vision leads to her adoption of Sugar, one of many dogs rescued from a filthy, overcrowded humane society in Eastern Montana.

  • March 1, 2011

    Yes, We Have Some Chihuahuas

    With a little help from its friends, the Sacramento SPCA took in and cared for more than 150 animals from an overcrowded home.

  • January 1, 2011

    Pen Pals

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

  • January 1, 2011

    Show Me the Money: Pigging Out

    "Pignics," about a dozen of which are held around the country, serve as fundraising and social events for guinea pig lovers, as well as a place for pets and adoptable animals to get together in pens.

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