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  • 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.

  • May 1, 2011

    Volunteer Management: People Who Need People

    Recruiting new volunteers should wait until you've built a strong foundation, and your program can handle the increase in numbers. Here's how to find the right people.

  • January 1, 2011

    Show Me the Money: Pigging Out

    "Pignics," about a dozen of which are held around the country, serve as fundraising and social events for guinea pig lovers, as well as a place for pets and adoptable animals to get together in pens.

  • January 1, 2011

    A License to Succeed

    Calgary's mandatory licensing program for dogs and cats not only produces nearly enough revenue to cover the cost of providing animal services to a city of 1.1 million people, but also enjoys widespread buy-in from the public.

  • November 1, 2010

    Show Me the Money: Tattoo You

    A tattoo studio secures thousands of dollars and supplies for a local animal shelter during a rather unusual fundraiser.

  • September 1, 2010

    Show Me the Money: Dirty Dogs Bathed Dirt Cheap

    The K9000 coin-operated dog-washing machine has proved a huge hit at the Edmonton Humane Society in Alberta, Canada, where it brings in $500 to $600 per week in revenue for the shelter.

  • September 1, 2010

    Toy Story

    A recent study suggests that shelters can increase the chances of their cats getting adopted by putting toys in the cats' cages and housing them at eye level.

  • 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.

  • July 1, 2010

    Show Me the Money: Picturing an End to Animal Overpopulation

    The annual Spay Day Online Pet Photo Contest supports the spay/neuter efforts of local organizations in the United States and abroad.

  • July 1, 2010

    Closer to the Magic Pill?

    A groundbreaking symposium held in April in Dallas has the potential to bring the dream of nonsurgical sterilization for companion animals a little closer to reality.

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