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  • 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.

  • May 1, 2006

    Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Bird-Flu?

    The history of avian influenza is both frightening and fascinating. While the majority of the U.S. population is focused on the worst-case scenario'that the virus will mutate in a way that allows it to spread easily from human to human, causing a global pandemic'those involved in animal protection have reason for concern about even a milder outbreak.

  • November 1, 2005

    The Wild World of Wildlife Hotlines

    The HSUS's urban wildlife program field director, Laura Simon, along with HSUS program coordinator Becca DeWeerdt, operate a wildlife hotline that helps man and beast cohabit an increasingly crowded world.

  • September 1, 2005

    Help! There's a Raccoon in My Trash

    Organizations hoping to improve the human/wildlife relationship in their own areas can start by running a wildlife hotline: the Toronto Wildlife Centre provides advice on setting one up.

  • May 1, 2005

    Bumper-to-Bumper Education

    Animal control license plates help spread humane messages.

  • July 1, 2004

    What's Happening: Wildlife

    HSUS Urban Wildlife Program Director John Hadidian considers the role animal shelters might play in humanely resolving conflicts between people and wildlife living in their communities.

  • January 1, 2004

    The Well-Equipped Animal Control Officer

    In one of her famous "Just Wright" columns printed in the early editions of this magazine, former HSUS Vice President Phyllis Wright advised animal control officers and others in the field to be choosy in their selection of equipment. "When new products are brought to your attention, always evaluate them from the animals' point of view," she wrote. And around the country, animal-minded ACOs like Officer Jones of Studly County have been doing just that for decades now'trying to get inside the brains of the species they shelter and protect.

  • July 1, 2003

    New Academy Offers Training to East Coast ACOs

    For East Coast agencies that want their officers to receive excellent training but don't have the budget to send them to conferences all over the country, a new educational resource will provide an opportunity for learning without the drawbacks of long-distance travel.

  • July 1, 2003

    Both Sides Now

    After more than two decades in the trenches at Alachua County Animal Services in Gainesville, Florida, John Snyder "crossed over" to work for The Humane Society of the United States. But he's not on the "dark side"'he's on everybody's side, doing what he can to help both public and private agencies get the respect and resources they need from their communities.

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