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  • January 1, 2009

    The End of the Chain?

    Despite the dangers and humane concerns posed by persistent dog chaining, the practice of tethering dogs around the clock is not disappearing overnight. Learn how the problem is being addressed around the country, and what you can do to help your community pass more progressive laws.

  • November 1, 2008

    To the Rescue: Bringing Them Home, But Not For Bacon

    In the course of saving dozens of dehydrated, malnourished, and severely sunburned Iowa pigs stranded on a Mississippi River levee by flooding, rescuers found they had to move beyond the initial rescue plan. Way beyond.

  • September 1, 2008

    Taking a Broader View of Cats in the Community

    NACA president Mark Kumpf says the organization's updated cat management policy addresses the needs of today's animal care agencies and officers.

  • July 1, 2008

    A Little Help for a Lot of Territory

    Faced with serving an area that covers more than 3,800 square miles, the animal control department of New Mexico's Dona Ana County is using volunteers for tasks that don't require specialized training.

  • July 1, 2008

    To the Rescue: Retriever's Mishap a Real Icebreaker

    A Kansas animal control officer receives national attention when she saves a struggling dog from a frozen pond.

  • July 1, 2008

    People Power: Jorge Esmieu

    An animal control officer with a history of outstanding service and a personnel file filled with thank you notes, Jorge Esmieu was named Maryland's Municipal Employee of the Year.

  • May 1, 2008

    To the Rescue: Rapunzel, Rapunzel—Let Down Your Fur!

    A humane officer scales an apartment building to the balcony of a yellow-haired damsel in distress.

  • January 1, 2008

    Off Leash: Negligent Pet Owners Get a Frosty Reception

    Winter brings frozen water bowls to Carroll County, Md., but now when animal control officers talk to negligent pet owners, they have science on their side.

  • January 1, 2008

    The 101 Department: Make Your Case: How to Testify in Court

    A day on the witness stand can make even the most gregarious animal control officer nervous, but our tips on providing effective court testimony can prepare you for the crossest of cross examinations.

  • January 1, 2008

    Shelter Medicine: Animal Cruelty: Where We Are, Where We Should Be

    The veterinarian's role in cruelty cases has often been limited, but Dr. Lila Miller says that needs to change.

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