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  • January 1, 2009

    To the Rescue: A Real Cliff-Hanger

    Working together, a team of animal control and emergency officials in Virginia rescue a dog trapped on a small ledge 150 feet above the Maury River.

  • January 1, 2009

    The "101" Department: Reeling in the News Media

    Looking for ways to generate media coverage of animal issues without breaking the bank? From the costumed pet contest on Halloween to the dogs walking in the Chinese New Year parade, shelters and rescue organizations can use seasonal events to create news hooks the media will find irresistible.

  • November 1, 2008

    The "101" Department: Sweating the Small Stuff

    Sometimes sweating the small stuff can be a good thing'especially when little details translate to a big public response. Inside are eight simple steps to a mini-makeover, ones you can take without shouldering the cost for a surgical facelift.

  • 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

    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.

  • 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

    Will Your Response be a Natural Disaster?

    A mock shelter evacuation illuminates the good, the bad, and the potentially lethal during crisis response.

  • 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.

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