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  • July 1, 2009

    The Few, the Proud, the Animal Control Officers

    While it hasn't always had the prettiest history, the animal control field has become far more professional, progressive, and humane over the years.

  • May 1, 2009

    To the Rescue: Facing the Flames

    Wildfires don't deter animal control supervisor from saving hundreds of pets, livestock

  • May 1, 2009

    Coffee Break: Your Most Difficult Field Rescue Operation

    In your space, you told us about your most difficult and interesting field rescues. Many of you mentioned animals trapped in unusual places, some of you mentioned hoarding incidents, others dealt with unusual species.

  • January 1, 2009

    Off Leash: A Little Visual Mystery and Some Not-Too-Distant History

    An old photograph captures a moment in an animal shelter's history.

  • 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 End of the Chain?

    Despite the dangers and humane concerns posed by persistent dog chaining, the practice of tethering dogs around the clock is not disappearing overnight. Learn how the problem is being addressed around the country, and what you can do to help your community pass more progressive laws.

  • 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

    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

    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.

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