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  • May 1, 2012

    Deep in the Heart of Taxes

    The benefits of tax-exempt status are many, but the process of acquiring it can seem daunting—especially for small rescue or fostering groups. Learn what you need to do to approach the IRS and get that coveted 501(c)(3) status.

  • 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.

  • March 1, 2012

    Humane Law Forum: Worth the Risk

    Got people lining up to volunteer for your organization? They’ll bring a ton of great assistance, but they may also present some liability risks. Fear not—they’re risks you can manage with the right approach.

  • 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.

  • November 1, 2011

    Humane Law Forum: Bully Breeds and Leery Landlords

    Our legal expert takes a detailed look at how breed discrimination, particularly in rental housing, affects your shelter.

  • November 1, 2011

    Show Me the Money: Cat Lady Takes on IRS—and Wins

    A U.S. Tax Court decision emphasizes the right of animal welfare volunteers, especially fosterers, to deduct expenses.

  • 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.

  • July 1, 2011

    Humane Law Forum: After the Adoption

    What happens when an enraged adopter tells you that the dog who came to you as a stray, and behaved himself so beautifully at the shelter, has bitten a neighbor without provocation? Is your shelter legally responsible?

  • March 1, 2011

    A Sweet Dream Comes True

    A volunteer's vision leads to her adoption of Sugar, one of many dogs rescued from a filthy, overcrowded humane society in Eastern Montana.

  • March 1, 2011

    To the Rescue: The "Neighborly" Approach to Saving Pets

    Although she was pregnant at the time, animal control officer Aimee Wesley didn't hesitate to alert residents and rescue their pets when a fire struck her apartment complex last September.

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