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  • September 1, 2009

    Off Leash: Putting the 'Fun' in Fundraiser

    In tough economic times, it's more important than ever for shelters to keep the money coming in. One strategy is to kick the creativity level up a notch. Here's a smattering of the wacky and wonderful events that shelters have devised to beat those recession blues.

  • 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.

  • 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

    Show Me the Money: Putting on the Dog

    Cute canines don finery and strut beside human models to raise funds for a Maryland shelter.

  • July 1, 2009

    Show Me the Money: Making the Most of the Dog Days of Summer

    Find out how a Michigan shelter tees up a profitable annual golf outing fundraiser.

  • 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

    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.

  • May 1, 2009

    Show Me the Money: The Art of the Matter

    California fundraiser aims to grow a more humane community.

  • 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.

  • March 1, 2009

    Show Me the Money: Cruising Cockers

    A cocker spaniel rescue group finds its annual "canine cruise" to be a successful fundraiser that is easy to plan and boosts the morale of the organization's volunteers.

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