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  • May 1, 2007

    The 101 Department: Keeping Animals in Transfer Programs Healthy

    Veterinarian Jan Scarlett provides tips on moving animals in transfer programs to their new destinations safely.

  • May 1, 2007

    Shelter Medicine: A Basic Physical Examination for Shelter Animals

    Fundamental to maintaining a healthy shelter population is a system for examining all animals as soon as possible after intake. Veterinarian Lila Miller of the ASPCA runs through the basics.

  • May 1, 2007

    Creature Feature: Plight of the Iguana

    They may look like little dinosaurs, but iguanas are still in existence'and may turn up at your shelter in need of care. We provide some basic guidelines for housing, feeding, and adoption requirements.

  • April 30, 2007

    Online Extra - Form a Puppy Protection Brigade

    Does your shelter experience frequent cases or outbreaks of canine parvovirus? Do you receive large numbers of young puppies? Do you lack adequate facilities for quarantine? You are not alone. These conditions are common, particularly in southeastern shelters. If you are searching for some cost-effective protocols to decrease the number of parvo cases in your shelter, try what has worked at the Lee County Humane Society in Auburn, Alabama.

  • April 1, 2007

    Shelter Medicine: Controlling Parvo: Real-Life Scenarios

    Dr. Hurley shares real cases sent to her by shelters and rescue groups'and provides potential solutions for controlling the spread of the often deadly disease, parvo.

  • 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.

  • March 1, 2007

    Q & A: New Shelter Book: It's for the Birds

    We talk to bird expert Eileen McCarthy about the troubles birds have in shelters and about ways to make sure our feathery friends find a comfortable roost when they visit.

  • March 1, 2007

    Toying With Your Kitties

    Looking for a great toy that encourages potential adopters to interact with your cats without spreading germs? Jennifer Hatch, cattery manager at the Willamette Humane Society in Salem, Oregon, has come to the rescue.

  • January 1, 2007

    Shelter Medicine: A Blend of Science and Art

    Dr. Lila Miller outlines what you should know about veterinary care in the shelter setting'and what you can and can't do to make it better.

  • January 1, 2007

    The Behavior Department: The URI Challenge

    Donna Mlinek of the Dumb Friends League explores how reducing cat stress can increase cat health.

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