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  • September 1, 2003

    Keeping Pit Bulls Out of the Pits

    Recognizing that pit bulls are the breed most frequently targeted by fighters, Chicago's Anti-Cruelty Society offers free sterilization of pits and pit mixes.

  • July 1, 2003

    Puppies Who Attend Kindergarten Are More Likely to Stay in Homes

    A recent study published in the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association showed that puppies who attended humane society socialization classes when they were between 7 and 12 weeks old were more likely to stay in their homes than those who did not.

  • January 1, 2003

    Giving Pooches the Runaround

    Faced with out-of-shape humans and shelter dogs in need of outdoor exercise, the city of Lubbock, Texas, finds a way to solve two problems with one leash. 

  • November 1, 2002

    How to Host a Volunteer Orientation

    Planning in advance will not only help you develop a great volunteer orientation, it can also head off potential tensions between staff and the volunteers you decide to take on.

  • January 1, 2002

    No Strength in Numbers

    Study examines how visitor behavior and group dynamics can affect adoption of dogs in an animal shelter.

  • January 1, 2002

    How to Set Up a Comfy Dog Kennel

    Here's how to provide your canine critters with the most basic of homes away from home: a cozy but no-frills stay that will help keep their bellies full, their minds active, and their bodies rested.

  • November 1, 2001

    How to Set Up a Comfy Cat Cage

    In the absence of a permanent home, a soft and stimulating cage can be enough to keep kitties content during their stay and give staff and volunteers something to purr about.

  • September 1, 2001

    How to Set Up a Visiting Room

    A friendly, welcoming visiting room can help man and critter find out if they're right for each other before rushing into a lifetime commitment; it's also a great chance to do some humane educating. 

  • July 1, 2001

    How to Trim a Bird's Wing Feathers

    Feather trimming is a fairly simple process, but it takes precision and care.

  • May 1, 2001

    How to be King Kong

    Dogs can get a little bored with the humdrum kennel existence, but yours don't have to stare into space. You can liven up their lives by providing a little entertainment with toys like stuffed Kongs.

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