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  • 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.

  • May 1, 2008

    Spay Day USA, Hooray!

    Spay/neuter clinics across the country marked Spay Day 2008 in an array of different and creative ways.

  • May 1, 2008

    Rabbits Count -- So Count Rabbits

    When PetSmart announced that it would begin test sales of rabbits in some stores, rabbit advocates started to examine rabbit statistics in animal shelters and rescue groups.

  • May 1, 2008

    The "101" Department: Getting to Know You

    Creating a good cage card can be a critical tool for keeping track of the animals in your care and helping potential adopters to find their furry soulmate.

  • March 1, 2008

    The 101 Department: "Board" to Tears

    In our first How Not To article, we outline steps sure to establish a dysfunctional board of directors that will ruin staff morale, fail to meet funding goals, and drive you crazy within six months.

  • January 1, 2008

    Creature Feature: Diet of a Carnivore, Mind of a Toddler

    Feisty ferrets have a rep for being nibbly and stinky, but these relatives of the weasel have gotten a bad rap. We provide a guide for their care within the shelter.

  • January 1, 2008

    The 101 Department: Make Your Case: How to Testify in Court

    A day on the witness stand can make even the most gregarious animal control officer nervous, but our tips on providing effective court testimony can prepare you for the crossest of cross examinations.

  • November 1, 2007

    The 101 Department: Lobbying for a Better Disposition

    Shelters that seize animals from dogfighters or abusers often have to hold the victims for months while the cases make their way through the court system. Learn how bond and forfeiture laws can help lessen the burdens of long-term holding.

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