July 1, 2010
Stephen Aronson's comprehensive new book, Animal Control Management: A New Look at a Public Responsibility, should serve as a valuable resource for many in the field, including animal control directors, ACOs, and city managers.
May 1, 2010
Both inexperienced and expert volunteers can be helpful to your program, but the last thing you want to do is bring in "green" volunteers and fail to provide them the training they need. Learn how to match volunteers' skill sets to the tasks that need to be done.
March 1, 2010
In order to help groups around the country achieve more uniform standards, the National Federation of Humane Societies (NFHS) recently released protocols that explore the best practices for animal transfer programs.
November 1, 2009
As the massive Shelter Pet Project campaign reaches out to communities nationwide, the potential for increased adoptions is huge. Many people will attempt to adopt a pet for the first time, and their experiences have the potential to impact shelters for years to come.
November 1, 2008
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.
July 1, 2008
A mock shelter evacuation illuminates the good, the bad, and the potentially lethal during crisis response.
May 1, 2008
Last fall, leaders from the animal welfare, veterinary, and pet industries gathered in Denver to discuss how to improve the image and status of cats in our communities.
March 1, 2008
The Michigan Humane Society tracks animals beyond their fairytale endings, making for more successful matches, happier adopters, and more confident staff.
November 1, 2007
A recent study examines the effects of euthanasia and human resource practices on employee turnover in animal shelters.
September 1, 2007
Interactions between the adoption counselor and the potential adopter are always charged with uncertainty. We present essays from both sides of the counter.