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  • May 1, 2008

    Shelter Medicine: Sick to Death

    Dr. Kate Hurley suggests shelter operators learn as much about crowding as they can in order to navigate its tricky intersection with animal welfare and shelter population management.

  • March 1, 2008

    The Behavior Department: What Placement Groups Say'and What Adopters Hear

    New adopters don't always understand the jargon counselors use when describing a dog's personality and behavior issues. Here's how to make sure your messages don't get lost in translation.

  • January 1, 2008

    Support Your Local Euthanasia Technician

    A recent study gathers stress-reduction ideas from those in the most difficult jobs.

  • January 1, 2008

    I Chose a Child's Face Over My Dog

    Jon Katz, author of A Good Dog, talks about aggression and the difficult choices faced by dog owners and shelters.

  • January 1, 2008

    What is a Good Death?

    While communities across the country work to reduce euthanasia rates, some shelters struggle with a more fundamental issue: ending the use of the carbon monoxide chamber.

  • November 1, 2007

    Take This Job and ... Improve It

    A recent study examines the effects of euthanasia and human resource practices on employee turnover in animal shelters.

  • September 1, 2007

    They Fought for the Law—and They Won

    New legislation in New Mexico addresses shelter standards and euthanasia licensing.

  • May 1, 2007

    Opening the Door to New Understanding

    Two Pittsburgh shelters team up on a website promoting adoptions and explaining admission policies.

  • January 1, 2007

    Constructing Personal Identity in Animal Shelters

    Sociologist Arnold Arluke examines shelters' euthanasia policies from an unusual perspective: How do they affect the way shelter workers define themselves?

  • November 1, 2006

    Identity Complex

    In the second of a two-part interview with sociologist and author Arnold Arluke, Associate Editor Carrie Allan elicits Arluke's observations on euthanasia-related dynamics in animal shelters.

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