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  • 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

    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

    Q & A: Success in South Florida

    Veterinarian Sara Pizano faced daunting challenges when she took over as head of Miami-Dade Animal Services in 2005, such as no pain medications and a very high infectious disease and mortality rate. Within five years, she and her staff turned it around, winning major awards from the Florida Animal Control Association. How did she do it?

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