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  • January 1, 2004

    The Well-Equipped Animal Control Officer

    In one of her famous "Just Wright" columns printed in the early editions of this magazine, former HSUS Vice President Phyllis Wright advised animal control officers and others in the field to be choosy in their selection of equipment. "When new products are brought to your attention, always evaluate them from the animals' point of view," she wrote. And around the country, animal-minded ACOs like Officer Jones of Studly County have been doing just that for decades now'trying to get inside the brains of the species they shelter and protect.

  • January 1, 2004

    Going Solo

    Photographing shelter animals alone is often tricky, but the task can be made easier with these tips.

  • November 1, 2003

    ShelterSpeak: Motivating Staff and Preventing Burnout

    Members of The HSUS's National Companion Animal Advisory Group discuss how they keep their staff motivated and prevent burnout.

  • July 1, 2003

    New Academy Offers Training to East Coast ACOs

    For East Coast agencies that want their officers to receive excellent training but don't have the budget to send them to conferences all over the country, a new educational resource will provide an opportunity for learning without the drawbacks of long-distance travel.

  • January 1, 2003

    From Hawking Gin to Helping Critters—My First Job Interview with an Animal Shelter

    The HSUS's Martha Armstrong reflects on the "science" of of attracting, hiring, and keeping qualified, motivated, and caring personnel.

  • January 1, 2003

    Giving Pooches the Runaround

    Faced with out-of-shape humans and shelter dogs in need of outdoor exercise, the city of Lubbock, Texas, finds a way to solve two problems with one leash. 

  • January 1, 2003

    Creating Interview Questions from Resumes

    Resumes can be a great source of open-ended questions that will help you learn more about applicants than their resumes reveal.

  • January 1, 2003

    Weighing in on the Scales

    HSUS Director of Captive Wildlife Protection Richard Farinato discusses the challenges and consequences of caring for and placing reptiles.

  • January 1, 2003

    Asking the Right Questions

    Job-seekers aren't the only ones who should try to ace the interview -- employers can hone their skills, too

  • January 1, 2003

    Training Film Helps Police Fight Animal Abuse

    Law enforcement officers who need to learn more about investigating cruelty cases will find a new training video a valuable tool.

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