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  • July 1, 2012

    East Side, West Side

    In this interview, Mike Pastore discusses some of the unique opportunities and challenges he faces as the director of operations for Animal Care & Control of New York City.

  • July 1, 2012

    Out of the Past

    An up-to-date, comprehensive animal control ordinance lets pet owners know what’s expected of them and sets the tone for the community’s attitude toward pets, their guardians, and public safety. Ready to assess and update your local ordinance? Read on.

  • June 1, 2012

    Feral Dog Blog: Y Poles -- An Essential Tool for Every Animal Shelter

    Check out Dr. Mark Johnson's blog about using the Y pole to work with feral or fractious dogs.

  • May 9, 2012

    American Humane Assocation Operational Guide - Chemical Capture

    This guide examines the use of remote-delivered chemical compounds for restraining and capturing stray, fractious and feral animals. It includes guidelines for training, equipment, procedures and drugs, as well as a bibliography and list of suppliers.

  • March 1, 2012

    Unforgettable: A Mysterious Creature

    In this edition of Unforgettable, you'll meet a creature so mysterious that shelter staff weren’t sure how to record the animal’s species on intake.

  • March 1, 2012

    Law, Order, and Animal Welfare

    Following her two passions—law enforcement and animal welfare—leads an animal control officer to help secure the first felony dogfighting conviction in Washington state.

  • March 1, 2012

    The Great Skunk Debunk

    After consulting with staff members at The HSUS’s Cape Wildlife Center, residents in a Massachusetts town end up with fewer conflicts with and a greater understanding of the skunks that had “overrun” their town.

  • January 1, 2012

    A Matter of Life and Breath

    Meet Bobby Silcott, founder of the Maine POM Project, which aims to equip fire departments and rescue organizations throughout the state with oxygen masks for pets.

  • November 1, 2011

    People Power: Wild Thing—I Think I Love You

    A humane investigator from Vermont branches out into an innovative wildlife control business.

  • November 1, 2011

    Lives on the Line

    Every day, animal control officers face unpredictable situations with limited knowledge, stepping onto unknown turf where they may encounter a dangerous animal or -- more likely -- an angry member of the public. What can they do to protect themselves?

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