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  • March 1, 2013

    Matters of Life, Death, and Responsibility

    Here are guidelines for how pet owners can plan for the possibility that their pets will outlive them, and recommendations for what you can do to encourage them to take this important step.

  • March 1, 2013

    Can't Judge a Bull by the Cover

    When Maryland’s highest court declared pit bulls "inherently dangerous" in 2012, the ruling demonstrated the numerous problems with breed-specific legislation and policies.

  • January 1, 2013

    Trial by Fire

    Find out how Larimer Humane Society coped with an influx of animals and coordinated rescue efforts during a historic wildfire last summer in Colorado.

  • August 6, 2012

    Samples: Loudoun County ACC Emergency Shelter Evacuation Plan

    Loudoun County Animal Care & Control in Virginia has created a shelter evacuation plan in case of emergency.

  • July 9, 2012 - Disaster Resistant Communities Group

    Use these sample documents from the Western Massachusetts Disaster Animal Response Team Initiative to plan a pet-friendly shelter during a disaster.

  • July 9, 2012

    FEMA's Disaster Planning and Recovery Resources

    Find your state's office or agency of emergency management, and access the disaster preparedness and recovery resources FEMA offers.

  • July 9, 2012

    ASPCA Pro - Understanding NIMS and ICS

    Feeling overloaded on incident-command acronyms? Figure them all out with the ASPCA's helpful guide.

  • July 1, 2012

    Out of the Past

    An up-to-date, comprehensive animal control ordinance lets pet owners know what’s expected of them and sets the tone for the community’s attitude toward pets, their guardians, and public safety. Ready to assess and update your local ordinance? Read on.

  • July 1, 2012

    The Neighs Have It

    After helping local animal control with a heartbreaking horse case, veterinarian Grant Miller was inspired to found CHANGE. The group started small—collecting spare change in water bottle jugs—but now has attracted more than 200 volunteers and rescued more than 75 horses.

  • July 1, 2012

    Talking TNR

    More communities are considering implementing trap-neuter-return programs, but local governments don’t always embrace them right away. TNR advocates can make their case by knowing the laws, understanding animal control’s role, and accentuating the benefits.

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