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  • November 1, 2009

    The "101" Department: Let's See Some ID

    Although failing to identify animals properly in the shelter environment can have dire consequences, many agencies continue to overlook this crucial task.

  • September 1, 2009

    Seeking Many Happy Returns (To Owners)

    Missing pets pose a daunting challenge for animal welfare workers: Frantic owners want nothing less than peace of mind, and ideally they'd like a miraculously returned family companion. There's plenty that shelters can do to aid searches and refer owners to effective resources.

  • September 1, 2008

    Taking a Broader View of Cats in the Community

    NACA president Mark Kumpf says the organization's updated cat management policy addresses the needs of today's animal care agencies and officers.

  • March 1, 2008

    Opening Up

    Inspired by a collection of essays in Animal Sheltering, a shelter staffer shares her organization's evolving perspective on adoptions.

  • 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.

  • September 1, 2007

    Judgment Calls

    Interactions between the adoption counselor and the potential adopter are always charged with uncertainty. We present essays from both sides of the counter.

  • July 1, 2007

    Ohio Study Says, "Tag—You're Home"

    Nothing says "I love you" like a cheap metal tag. That's the conclusion of a recent pair of studies in the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association that shows lost dogs and cats wearing identification tags are recovered more often by their owners than those who are naked.

  • January 1, 2007

    The 101 Department: How To Find Lost Pets: A Primer for the Public

    Start close to home, be thorough, and know your critters: Pet hunter Kat Albrecht provides tips for the public on how to find lost pets.

  • January 1, 2007

    Git Along Home, Little Doggies

    In the chaos and noise of the Fourth of July fireworks, dogs hightail it'some never to be seen again. But pet hunter Kat Albrecht thought she could help create happier endings for these spooked pooches and their owners.

  • November 1, 2005

    Fireworks? Crowds? I'm Outta Here!

    In the rockets' red glare, pets disappear in thin air. But over the Fourth of July'and year round'a Maryland shelter is helping them find their way home.

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