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  • May 1, 2007

    Off Leash: Extreme Makeover

    The volunteer room in a California shelter gets a makeover'and an appearance on local TV.

  • May 1, 2007

    Not Your Father's Courtroom

    Lawyer and author Carolyn Matlack hopes to make animals "sentient property" in the eyes of the law.

  • March 1, 2007

    Creature Feature: The Tortoise and the Scare

    When the executive director of a Florida shelter saw developers moving into a space across the street, she feared for the lives of the gopher tortoises who already lived there. A unique collaboration saved the reptiles from the roaring bulldozers of development.

  • March 1, 2007

    The Behavior Department: The Basics of Shelter Dog Training

    Mychelle Blake discusses the benefits of training and socialization for shelter dogs and outlines the training methods that have worked best in her sessions with volunteers.

  • 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.

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