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  • November 1, 2010

    For Better and For Worse

    A recent study explores which volunteer management practices make for happy shelter employees.

  • November 1, 2010

    Q & A: Amazing Gracie

    A journalist tracks a rescued puppy mill dog, exposing the breeding industry along the way.

  • November 1, 2010

    Making Spay/Neuter an Inside Job

    A program in Oklahoma provides a model for how subsidized spay/neuter can be made more widely available to low-income residents, through cooperative efforts with local veterinarians in private practice.

  • November 1, 2010

    Field Trip: Homeless in Paradise: Helping Mexico's Strays

    Mexico may not be a tropical paradise for the country's homeless animals, but local groups are lending a hand and making a difference.

  • September 1, 2010

    Slow but Steady Progress in Peru

    While those determined to help Peru's animal population face a unique set of challenges, a few committed organizations are working to carve out their niche, control the pet population, and change public perception about strays, one family at a time.

  • September 1, 2010

    The Purebred Paradox

    The quest to create the "perfect" dog may be contributing to a genetic health crisis among purebreds. A lack of genetic testing, mating of closely related animals, and breed standards that encourage extreme features over health have been blamed for a host of health problems facing scores of breeds today.

  • September 1, 2010

    Shelter Medicine: Canine Distemper Virus: Anatomy of an Outbreak

    Canine distemper virus can easily enter a shelter, is tricky to diagnose, and may wreak havoc on a shelter's dog population. A veterinarian and a shelter official discuss the policies and procedures that helped a shelter in West Kennebunk, Maine, cope with an outbreak.

  • September 1, 2010

    Toy Story

    A recent study suggests that shelters can increase the chances of their cats getting adopted by putting toys in the cats' cages and housing them at eye level.

  • July 1, 2010

    Field Trip: Hidden Blessings

    Despite facing Hurricane Katrina and an office fire, a Mississippi shelter survives and thrives enough to expand its spay/neuter efforts and other programs to benefit animals in its community.

  • July 1, 2010

    Closer to the Magic Pill?

    A groundbreaking symposium held in April in Dallas has the potential to bring the dream of nonsurgical sterilization for companion animals a little closer to reality.

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