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  • September 1, 2002

    Owners Requesting Euthanasia Usually Have History of Commitment

    Study finds reasons for requests most often related to age and illness.

  • September 1, 2002

    Letting Go of Genie

    The work, time, and love the San Diego Humane Society's volunteers and trainers put into saving Genie -- a pit bull with a sweet nature but a tendency to bite when overstimulated -- made it all the more difficult to let her go.

  • September 1, 2001

    What a Difference a Little Color Makes

    With a few cans of paint and a lot of self-expression, a Michigan shelter transforms its euthanasia room. 

  • September 1, 2001

    When Compassion Is in Crisis

    A psychologist and a counselor pair up to offer a traveling workshop that addresses the phenomenon of compassion fatigue and burnout. 

  • 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.

  • March 1, 2001

    The Four Phases

    A consultant and former shelter director explains the four phases of our emotional responses to sheltering work and helps us understand how going through the phases makes us better activists and better people.

  • January 1, 2001

    Euthanasia Decisions

    Helping board members and volunteers understand the difficulty of making euthanasia decisions.

  • January 1, 2001

    The Loneliest Victim

    Many wonderful people open their homes to the victimized pets made famous by media reports, but close their hearts to the other animals in the shelter.

  • November 1, 2000

    The Dilemma of Life and Death

    Halfway across the globe, animal care and control professionals in the land of the Kiwis face the same daily realities as their colleagues in the States.

  • July 1, 1996

    Choosing the Right Needle Size

    Choosing the right needle diameter and length is as important as selecting the right drug,choosing the right injection site, and handling the animal with compassion.

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