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  • September 1, 2008

    Green's Gonna Getcha

    Choosing an environmentally friendly route for your animal shelter can offer healthier, more natural, and more cost-effective means of operation, but with potential hurdles down the road, it's wise to look both ways before going green.

  • July 1, 2008

    Online Extra - Getting Ready for Inspection

    Properly maintaining animal shelters is not just a matter of doing the right thing for the animals, the employees, and the public; it's also a matter of staying on the right side of the applicable health and safety regulations. The regulations vary across the country, but here's how one state handles shelter inspections.

  • July 1, 2008

    The "101" Department: Maintenance Matters

    A coat of paint here and a leaky faucet there may seem like back-burner stuff when you're busy saving lives, but properly maintaining your shelter now will save money later and pay off in improved animal care.

  • 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.

  • November 1, 2007

    Home Sweet Home

    Two years after Katrina, Louisiana SPCA staff, full of dreams and uncertainty, open a new shelter.

  • November 1, 2007

    Field Trip: Fox Valley Humane Association

    A Wisconsin shelter's new facility shows the "ark" of progress.

  • September 1, 2007

    These Boots are Made for Protectin'

    When OSHA charged a New York shelter with violations, Executive Director Kathy Contino-Turner got a crash course in safety compliance.

  • May 1, 2007

    Off Leash: Extreme Makeover

    The volunteer room in a California shelter gets a makeover'and an appearance on local TV.

  • May 1, 2007

    Field Trip: Winnipeg Humane Society

    The Winnipeg Humane Society's roots reach back to the launch of Winnipeg's humane movement in the late 19th century-yes, the horse-and-buggy days.

  • March 1, 2007

    Night-Drop Kennels for Animals: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

    Long a source of controversy in the field, night-drop kennels are loved by some shelters and despised by others. Here's a look at the pros and cons.

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