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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • January 1, 2009

    The Quest for Bequests

    Asking donors to consider including your organization in their wills doesn't have to be awkward; many seniors are eager to leave a legacy. But broaching a subject that inherently involves the contemplation of mortality must be done with tact and professionalism.

  • January 1, 2009

    Show Me the Money: Pinups Pose for Pit Bulls

    The Pinups for Pitbulls calendar, which features corseted women and their pit bulls in poses reminiscent of those iconic pinups plastered in World War II army barracks, raised $10,000 in 2008 for small rescue organizations around the country.

  • November 1, 2008

    Show Me the Money: Linked by a Cause

    Online fundraising hub Firstgiving.com extends the reach and deepens the pockets of shelters seeking donations.

  • November 1, 2008

    To the Rescue: Bringing Them Home, But Not For Bacon

    In the course of saving dozens of dehydrated, malnourished, and severely sunburned Iowa pigs stranded on a Mississippi River levee by flooding, rescuers found they had to move beyond the initial rescue plan. Way beyond.

  • November 1, 2008

    Q & A: A Flood of Emotion

    Dr. Chris Duke of the Bienville Medical Center in Mississippi talks about his community's emotional aftershocks from Katrina, and how residual pet and owner stresses flow into one another.

  • September 15, 2008

    Sample Disaster and Emergency Preparedness Documents from Local Organizations

    View documents created and used by local organizations and groups around the country to prepare their facilities for disasters and other emergencies.

  • September 1, 2008

    Off Leash: A Truly Re-Pug-Nant Affair

    In Portland, pet owners' passion for pugs is on display at the Oregon Humane Society's eighth annual "Pug Crawl."

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