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  • May 1, 2001

    Training Wheels for Pet Owners

    Renowned dog trainer and shelter operator Sue Sternberg describes "Training Wheels," the inspiring program her shelter has created to reach out to the most needy members of the community. 

  • January 1, 2001

    Acting for Animals in Arizona

    In the Grand Canyon State, the furred and the feathered have new support from an anti-cruelty coalition. 

  • January 1, 2000

    Public Relations: It's in the Cards

    By producing trading cards for animal control personnel, a few municipal agencies are helping officers make some memorable introductions. 

  • September 1, 1999

    On-Call Employee Compensation Policies

    Our shelter has just taken on animal control contracting for the region, and we're wondering how to formulate policies concerning payment for "on call" duty.

  • September 1, 1999

    Clothes Make the Animal Control Officer

    A humane society/animal control director asks ACOs to leave the military garb behind and instead dress the part of caring professionals.

  • July 1, 1998

    Tufts Animal Care and Condition (TACC) Scales for Assessing Body Condition, Weather and Environmental Safety, and Physical Care in Dogs

    These body condition scales were designed to help animal control officers, cruelty investigators, veterinarians, and others more accurately determine the condition of a potentially neglected dog.

  • July 1, 1998

    How to Set a Live Trap

    Live traps can help field personnel provide humane solutions to conflicts between humans and urban wildlife, or capture wayward cats and dogs too wary to be restrained with a net or control pole.

  • September 1, 1997

    Follow-Up Postcard

    A simple postcard used by the Houston SPCA helps keep animal cruelty complainants in the loop.

  • November 1, 1996

    How to Use a Net

    The net is one of the oldest animal-handling tools and it remains one of the best. It is the most humane and effective tool for capturing cats and many wild animals.

  • September 1, 1996

    How to Use a Control Pole

    Most animal control officers consider the control pole one of the most valuable tools of the trade. But like a carpenter's hammer or drill, a control pole is only as effective as the person holding it in his or her hands.

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