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  • November 1, 2011

    Lives on the Line

    Every day, animal control officers face unpredictable situations with limited knowledge, stepping onto unknown turf where they may encounter a dangerous animal or -- more likely -- an angry member of the public. What can they do to protect themselves?

  • September 1, 2011

    People Power: Outstanding in His Field

    Jeff Christner would never ask a staff member to do something he wouldn't do himself, which is just one of the many reasons his staff nominated him for NACA's Animal Control Officer of the Year Award.

  • July 1, 2011

    Show Me the Money: And We're Back

    Telethons can reap rewards, boost adoptions, and showcase shelter programs to the community, but is such an event right for your organization?

  • July 1, 2011

    Is a Nonprofit/Government Merger Good for Your Community?

    The current economic slump has many municipalities looking at nonprofit animal care and control organizations to provide them with some form of support. But would such an arrangement work well for your organiztion and community?

  • May 1, 2011

    Off Leash: Lifting Them Up

    Thanks to the dedicated efforts of an AT&T manager with a heart for homeless animals, dogs awaiting adoption are resting easier.

  • May 1, 2011

    Walking All the Way to the Bank

    Dog walk fundraisers are fun and they often raise lots of money for shelter programs. But these lively events don't just happen by themselves—a dedicated team has to lay the groundwork months in advance. Here's how to walk this way.

  • March 1, 2011

    Creating a Career Ladder Through Certification

    If you're looking toward a long career in animal welfare, earning the Certified Animal Welfare Administrator (CAWA) designation can give you a valuable boost up the career ladder.

  • January 1, 2011

    Volunteer Management: Avoiding the Bait and Switch

    Whether they work in a truly volunteer-positive environment or one that's still struggling to make the employee/volunteer gears mesh effectively, it's vital that volunteer coordinators be honest with prospective volunteers about what to expect.

  • November 1, 2010

    Off Leash: Bringing the Holidays Home

    In the nation’s capital, a few humane officers spend Christmas bringing toys to forgotten guard dogs.

  • September 1, 2010

    Shelter Medicine: Canine Distemper Virus: Anatomy of an Outbreak

    Canine distemper virus can easily enter a shelter, is tricky to diagnose, and may wreak havoc on a shelter's dog population. A veterinarian and a shelter official discuss the policies and procedures that helped a shelter in West Kennebunk, Maine, cope with an outbreak.

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