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  • May 1, 2009

    Creature Feature: Too Cute for the Room?

    Chinchillas are insanely cute'and that can prove to be a problem if infatuated new owners fail to research the exotic rodents' substantial care needs. Learn what's out and what's in when it comes to advising someone on adopting a chin.

  • March 1, 2009

    The "101" Department: Shiny Happy Pooches

    Dogs don't ask for a lot of grooming, but the potential adopters visiting your shelter probably prefer a well-tended pooch to a matted stinkball. Here are some basic tips for making your pups look presentable.

  • March 1, 2009

    Shelter Medicine: Revisiting the Basics: The Importance of Sterilization

    Spay/neuter services are at the heart of proactive efforts to reduce the number of animals entering shelters. Dr. Brenda Griffin discusses strategies for ensuring that animals are sterilized prior to adoption.

  • January 1, 2009

    People Power: Philip Bushby

    Though Philip Bushby teaches at the Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine, he is rarely on campus. Instead, he is on the road three to six days a week, carrying out his life's work and passion-changing the veterinary profession's attitudes toward animal welfare.

  • November 1, 2008

    Neuter or Spay ??? The Right Way

    Spay/neuter programs may be all over the place, but the quality of care they offer doesn't have to be according to a new report published in the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association.

  • November 1, 2008

    PetSmart and Lollypop Look Out for the Little Guys

    Through a unique arrangement with Lollypop Farm, the PetSmart store in Henrietta, N.Y., is the only location in the country adopting, but not selling, such little critters as hamsters, guinea pigs, and birds.

  • November 1, 2008

    Field Trip: Red Lake Rosie's Rescue

    A few years ago, Karen Good was picking up every stray that crossed her path on the Red Lake Indian Reservation in Northwestern Minnesota. It didn't take long, however, for her and a couple of kindred spirits to realize that it wasn't enough.

  • September 1, 2008

    Creature Feature: Running with the Rat Pack

    Rats have been feared and loathed for as long as humans have shared the planet with them, but the domestic rats at your shelter can be spared an unjust reputation with a few factoids and a bit of good PR.

  • July 1, 2008

    Field Trip: Texas Coalition for Animal Protection

    Stacey Taylor, founder of Texas Coalition for Animal Protection, started out with a plan to help area shelters with their public relations efforts but quickly realized the need for low-cost spay/neuter services was more pressing.

  • July 1, 2008

    Knowing When to Nip it in the Buds

    A survey of scientific literature suggests the healthiest age to spay and neuter pets.

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