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  • July 1, 2007

    To the Rescue: Smokey and the Ash Pit

    Catchpoles aren't for cats'unless they've fallen into a deep hole.

  • July 1, 2007

    The 101 Department: Animal CSI: Gathering the Evidence

    Animal cruelty cases may end in the courtroom, but they start at the scene'and they can be made or broken by the quality of the evidence you gather. Here's a beginner's guide to assembling the pieces of your case.

  • May 1, 2007

    From Coast to ... Further Down the Coast

    The East Coast Animal Control Academy is a hit with fresh-faced newbies and seasoned officers.

  • March 1, 2007

    Study shows correlation between ownership of vicious dogs and commission of other crimes

    Theorizing that a correlation might exist between ownership of certain kinds of dogs and criminal convictions, researchers examined the criminal backgrounds of Ohio dog owners who had either a "high-risk" or an unlicensed dog.

  • January 1, 2007

    People Power: Dan Woodruff

    Meet an animal control officer in Alabama who single-handedly picks up strays, houses animals, and runs an adoption program on a budget of $3,000 a year.

  • August 1, 2006

    Dogfighting Investigations: Where We Stand

    State by state, city by city, the humane movement has made progress in combating dogfighting, but we have a long way to go before ending the crime that brutalizes thousands of pit bulls and other breeds every year. This feature section provides a look at the state of dogfighting in the United States, offers tips on working with police to investigate and prosecute dogfighters, and outlines the additional care that former fighting dogs require in the shelter.

  • May 1, 2005

    Bumper-to-Bumper Education

    Animal control license plates help spread humane messages.

  • July 1, 2004

    What's Happening: Wildlife

    HSUS Urban Wildlife Program Director John Hadidian considers the role animal shelters might play in humanely resolving conflicts between people and wildlife living in their communities.

  • May 1, 2004

    A Breeze of Goodness in an Unlikely Place

    Puppies Up for Parole, a training program for shelter dogs run by the Nevada State Prison and the Nevada Humane Society, changes the lives of both the dogs and inmates involved.

  • 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.

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