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  • January 1, 2009

    Wild Things: Mice

    Our wildlife expert provides tips on humanely and effectively preventing house mice from taking up residence in your shelter.

  • January 1, 2009

    To Place or Not to Place?

    Households with children younger than 5 should not keep hamsters, gerbils, guinea pigs, rats, hedgehogs, or other rodents, according to a report in the October 2008 issue (Vol. 122, No. 4) of Pediatrics.

  • November 1, 2008

    Wild Things: Urban Crows

    Crows are thriving among us and tend to gather in large groups in urban areas. Be prepared for phone calls from people in your community who are frustrated by the messiness and noise that often occur around the birds' roosts.

  • November 1, 2008

    Creature Feature: Macaws for Alarm

    A case in Virginia highlights the need for responsible avian sanctuaries'and for better standards of care for the birds caught up in the pet trade.

  • 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.

  • September 1, 2008

    To the Rescue: An Eager Beaver Impeder? Hot Dam!

    Thanks to a device that prevents flooding caused by their building, the beavers of Mystic, Conn., won't face lethal trapping.

  • September 1, 2008

    Wild Things: Bats

    Our wildlife expert offers tips you can pass along to panicked homeowners dealing with bats frantically swooping around inside their home.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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