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  • July 1, 2007

    Wild Things: Deer Crabby

    Not surprisingly, deer-vs.-garden grievances are common among homeowners. If your organization receives complaints or questions, advise callers that it's possible to peacefully coexist with deer and have an attractive garden.

  • May 1, 2007

    Creature Feature: Plight of the Iguana

    They may look like little dinosaurs, but iguanas are still in existence'and may turn up at your shelter in need of care. We provide some basic guidelines for housing, feeding, and adoption requirements.

  • May 1, 2007

    Wild Things: Baby Bird Basics

    Often the "orphaned" birds that residents of your community call you about aren't orphaned at all'just in need of some help getting back to their nest. Here's a quick lesson in "rehoming" baby birds.

  • May 1, 2007

    From Coast to ... Further Down the Coast

    The East Coast Animal Control Academy is a hit with fresh-faced newbies and seasoned officers.

  • March 1, 2007

    Q & A: New Shelter Book: It's for the Birds

    We talk to bird expert Eileen McCarthy about the troubles birds have in shelters and about ways to make sure our feathery friends find a comfortable roost when they visit.

  • March 1, 2007

    Creature Feature: The Tortoise and the Scare

    When the executive director of a Florida shelter saw developers moving into a space across the street, she feared for the lives of the gopher tortoises who already lived there. A unique collaboration saved the reptiles from the roaring bulldozers of development.

  • March 1, 2007

    Study shows correlation between ownership of vicious dogs and commission of other crimes

    Theorizing that a correlation might exist between ownership of certain kinds of dogs and criminal convictions, researchers examined the criminal backgrounds of Ohio dog owners who had either a "high-risk" or an unlicensed dog.

  • January 1, 2007

    Coffee Break: Encounters with Unusual or Exotic Animals

    Shelter workers relay stories of their encounters with unusual animals, including goats, emus, and even a wallaby.

  • January 1, 2007

    People Power: Dan Woodruff

    Meet an animal control officer in Alabama who single-handedly picks up strays, houses animals, and runs an adoption program on a budget of $3,000 a year.

  • November 1, 2006

    Book Review: Captive Exotic Bird Care: A Guide for Shelters

    This new resource produced by the Avian Welfare Coalition, the Animal Protection Institute, and the ASPCA, is really for the birds'and those who care for them.

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