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  • July 1, 2012

    Helping Hounds

    In some areas of the country, animal shelters take in more stray hunting hounds than pit bulls. Often undernourished and unsocialized, hunting dogs pose unique challenges for shelters. Here are some tips for meeting their needs and getting them into happy homes.

  • May 1, 2012

    Beyond the Comfort Zone

    Shelters around the country accepted the ASPCA’s $100K Challenge in 2011, vying to save more lives and hoping to capture the top prize of $100,000. The winners surmounted major challenges to reach their goals. How did they do it?

  • March 1, 2012

    Helping Animals Find a New Place in the Sun

    Find out how a Florida shelter strives to help as many animals as it can through its emergency relief, spay/neuter, and feral cat programs.

  • January 1, 2012

    A Matter of Life and Breath

    Meet Bobby Silcott, founder of the Maine POM Project, which aims to equip fire departments and rescue organizations throughout the state with oxygen masks for pets.

  • January 1, 2012

    Q & A: Million-Dollar Ideas

    The Michelson Prize and Grants program put up millions of dollars to inspire researchers to devise a nonsurgical alternative to conventional surgery. How do things look so far?

  • November 1, 2011

    Value Added

    A veterinarian explains “social value,” and how to quantify the results of sheltering and animal welfare programs to public officials who make spending decisions, or to those outside the sheltering sphere.

  • September 1, 2011

    Field Trip: Room at the Inn

    Doreen and Oliver Bauer not only look after the needs of guests at the Faraway Inn, their 12-unit motel in Cedar Key, Fla.; they also provide care for a group of about 70 community cats in outdoor enclosures behind their own home.

  • July 1, 2011

    To the Rescue: Lions and Tigers and Rotties—Oh, My!

    A major rescue operation in Texas removes more than 300 animals (from puppies to mountain lions) and finds them homes.

  • 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

    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.

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