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  • November 1, 2006

    Katrina Remembered

    Hurricane Katrina inspired artists around the country to explore the unprecedented response to the disaster, raise questions, and honor the animal and human victims.

  • July 1, 2006

    Avian Flu: Making a Plan

    News about avian flu and other potential pandemic diseases have whole governments worried about what long-term absenteeism might do to businesses and to the global economy. But for workplaces like police departments, hospitals, and animal shelters, where people provide care and vital services to living creatures, finding answers to the questions is even more critical.

  • May 1, 2006

    Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Bird-Flu?

    The history of avian influenza is both frightening and fascinating. While the majority of the U.S. population is focused on the worst-case scenario'that the virus will mutate in a way that allows it to spread easily from human to human, causing a global pandemic'those involved in animal protection have reason for concern about even a milder outbreak.

  • April 26, 2006

    The Shelter that Once Was Works Towards the Shelter That Will Be

    In the eight months since Katrina hit, Laura Maloney and the staff of the Louisiana SPCA have plunged ahead with rebuilding and reimagining their role in the community.

  • April 17, 2006


    In blogs, shelter newsletters, submissions to Animal Sheltering magazine, and interviews with our editorial staff, animal welfare professionals and volunteers from around the country are still trying to make sense of the devastating loss they witnessed in the aftermath of last year's hurricanes. Here are their stories.

  • April 16, 2006

    The Shelter that Once Was

    When the Louisiana SPCA's shelter on Japonica Street lay in ruins'and the storm had eroded its staff to one-sixth its original size'executive director Laura Maloney and her colleagues pressed on.

  • March 1, 2006

    Winning One for the Nippers

    Some of the dogs rescued from New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina were not at their friendliest. It took a tender, cautious touch to care for them'and make decisions about their futures.

  • March 1, 2006

    Off Leash: Showers and Pet Food and Crates, Oh My!

    The Biggest Shopping List Ever: Read what it took to run the temporary hurricane shelters in Louisiana and Mississippi.

  • March 1, 2006

    Reunion Stories

    After such destruction, loss, and disappointment, each reunion brought a new reason to celebrate.

  • March 1, 2006

    The Road to Recovery

    Flooded by Katrina's storm surge, the Humane Society of South Mississippi gathers strength and moves on.

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