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  • September 1, 2013

    Service with a Smile

    Customer service matters. As rescuers, it’s easy to forget that in order to help our organizations grow and be able to place more animals, we have to take care of people, too.

  • July 1, 2013

    The Power of Purr

    Some cat rescues collaborate with local prisons to create foster programs in which felines get loving care till they’re ready for adoption. These programs aren't only helping the kitties—it’s working wonders for inmates, too.

  • July 1, 2013

    One Clear Moment

    Just months after longtime rescue volunteer Theresa Strader saw a puppy mill in person for the first time, she founded National Mill Dog Rescue, a group that rescues and rehabilitates discarded puppy mill dogs.

  • July 1, 2013

    Mouthpieces: Rescue You

    This installment of Animal Sheltering magazine's Mouthpieces introduces Rescue Central, the first nationwide information-sharing and networking site for those involved in animal rescue.

  • May 1, 2013

    The Placement Conundrum

    In this article, we explore adoption policies, and what we in the rescue community can do to ease the adoption process while continuing to place animals into safe and permanent homes.

  • May 1, 2013

    Bringing Cat and Bird Advocates to the Table

    A scientific conference promotes understanding between cat supporters and wildlife advocates, and addresses the challenges of resolving conflicts involving cats, wildlife, and people.

  • March 1, 2013

    Feral Cats Meet Their Waterloo - in a Good Way

    Recognizing that managing the population of feral cats that roamed a burgeoning arts and retail district in Cleveland would benefit both the cats and the community, a local business owner becomes a local TNR advocate and leader.

  • March 1, 2013

    Success in San Antonio

    San Antonio Animal Care Services increased its live-release rate from a meager 10 percent in 2006 to 61 percent in 2012. Find out how the shelter orchestrated this remarkable turnaround!

  • January 1, 2013

    Returning Healthy Feral Cats

    Trap-neuter-return is widely accepted in many communities, but what are the best practices for ensuring that the cats’ capture, surgeries, and recovery are done in the most humane and healthy way possible? Find out here.

  • January 1, 2013

    Yes, In Our Backyard

    Not too long ago, many shelters regarded TNR programs with suspicion, worrying that the cats wouldn’t fare well. Now the practice is widely accepted, and some shelters even host feral colonies on their own property.

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