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  • March 1, 2012

    Humane Law Forum: Worth the Risk

    Got people lining up to volunteer for your organization? They’ll bring a ton of great assistance, but they may also present some liability risks. Fear not—they’re risks you can manage with the right approach.

  • March 1, 2012

    The People's Power

    Shelters are rightly centered on caring for their animals. But according to Steven Rogelberg, who heads the Shelter Diagnostic System, if you want your organization to be more effective, you have to bring the staff needs into focus as well.

  • March 1, 2012

    Out of the Trash Can, Into the Clinic

    Inspired in 2004 by a dumpster-diving kitty, Kandi Habeb founded West Virginia’s first full-service trap-neuter-return program and has since helped well over 2,000 cats.

  • November 1, 2011

    Show Me the Money: Cat Lady Takes on IRS—and Wins

    A U.S. Tax Court decision emphasizes the right of animal welfare volunteers, especially fosterers, to deduct expenses.

  • November 1, 2011

    Humane Law Forum: Bully Breeds and Leery Landlords

    Our legal expert takes a detailed look at how breed discrimination, particularly in rental housing, affects your shelter.

  • November 1, 2011

    Field Trip: Taking the Roads Less Traveled

    Started with more determination and resourcefulness than capital, this nonprofit now makes a difference in the battle against pet overpopulation in rural Pennsylvania.

  • July 1, 2011

    Humane Law Forum: After the Adoption

    What happens when an enraged adopter tells you that the dog who came to you as a stray, and behaved himself so beautifully at the shelter, has bitten a neighbor without provocation? Is your shelter legally responsible?

  • July 1, 2011

    Is a Nonprofit/Government Merger Good for Your Community?

    The current economic slump has many municipalities looking at nonprofit animal care and control organizations to provide them with some form of support. But would such an arrangement work well for your organiztion and community?

  • March 1, 2011

    Humane Law Forum: Avoiding Adopter Roulette

    Does a shelter have the right to reclaim an adopted animal if the adopter violates the adoption agreement by giving the animal away? Our expert sorts through the basics of contract law to answer this question.

  • January 1, 2011

    A License to Succeed

    Calgary's mandatory licensing program for dogs and cats not only produces nearly enough revenue to cover the cost of providing animal services to a city of 1.1 million people, but also enjoys widespread buy-in from the public.

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