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  • November 1, 2006

    What Happens to Hoarders?

    Ever wonder what happens to an animal hoarding case once it leaves the headlines? Though results of recent research on this topic are sobering, they provide a roadmap for improving our collective response to hoarding cases.

  • September 1, 2006

    Introductions, Please: Helping Foster Dogs Adjust to Temporary Homes

    Fostering dogs can be a rewarding experience or a disastrous one. It all depends on how well you prepare.

  • September 1, 2006

    How Much is That Doggie In the Window Suffering?

    You may not have puppy mills next door, but shelters and rescues all over the country take in animals whose lives began in the shadows of these mass-breeding facilities. Find out how you can help shut them down'by learning from shelters that have targeted puppy mills for violations of animal welfare standards.

  • September 1, 2006

    Becoming a Foster Parent: Are You Ready?

    Shelters regularly receive inquiries from people who want to foster animals, but the job requires more than just good intentions. In this feature designed for volunteers and potential foster parents, a longtime fosterer provides tips to those interested in becoming temporary caregivers for homeless pets.

  • September 1, 2006

    Student Choice in Your State: A Lobbying Guide

    "Student Choice in Your State," a brochure published by The Humane Society of the United States, gives advice on lobbying for legislation that permits students to learn about biology without harming or killing animals.

  • September 1, 2006

    Fostering Fundamentals

    Here is an excellent primer for volunteers and potential volunteers on how to provide a good foster home to an animal on his way to a lifelong home.

  • August 1, 2006

    Dogfighting Investigations: Where We Stand

    State by state, city by city, the humane movement has made progress in combating dogfighting, but we have a long way to go before ending the crime that brutalizes thousands of pit bulls and other breeds every year. This feature section provides a look at the state of dogfighting in the United States, offers tips on working with police to investigate and prosecute dogfighters, and outlines the additional care that former fighting dogs require in the shelter.

  • May 1, 2006

    Breed-Specific Laws in California

    California allows certain breed-specific laws.

  • March 27, 2006

    Pit Bulls: Dilemma and Debate

    The mere mention of pit bulls can be enough to ignite debate among animal welfare professionals and the public alike, but a discussion on the topic at last week's Animal Care Expo included a general sentiment most would agree with: We've only just begun to tackle abuse of the breed.

  • September 1, 2005

    Taking the Law into Her Own Hands

    An interview with Amy Breyer, an attorney who practices animal law.

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