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  • March 1, 2014

    To Market, To Market, To Buy a Sick Dog

    In site of recent federal regulations cracking down on Internet puppy sales, many puppy mill owners aren't giving up so easily, taking advantage of a loophole that allows direct, in-person sales of the often sick and neglected dogs. An HSUS investigation has uncovered a worrisome venue for puppy millers--local flea markets, which have long gone unwatched and unregulated.

  • January 1, 2014

    Overlooked No More

    Michigan Humane Society creates Overlooked Pets program to help expedite adoption of languishing pets, using a three-step process: identify, promote, and track.

  • January 1, 2014

    Blow Me Away

    Two shelters look to weather phenomena and pop culture to create fun adoption marketing campaigns.

  • January 1, 2014

    Timing is Everything

    Humane Alliance launches When to Spay effort to promote spay/neuter at 4 months.

  • November 1, 2013

    Miracle on O'Farrell Street

    San Francisco SPCA teams with Macy's to showcase adoptable pets during the holiday season. In addition to spreading good cheer, the promotion boosts adoption and raises money for the SPCA.

  • November 1, 2013

    Shine a Light

    Shelters and rescues are finding ways to promote the animals who, for one reason or another, don't find homes as easily. Social media can provide a big boost.

  • November 1, 2013

    Anatomy of a Puppy Mill Raid

    Puppy mill rescues are often the culmination of months of preparation, and, when they happen, they're a methodical step toward putting one of an estimated 10,000 puppy mills in the U.S. out of business.

  • September 1, 2013

    Unforgettable: From Puppy Mill Hell to Doing Quite Well

    A roadside rescue in Texas leads a Maltese and her pups away from puppy mill hell and into the comfort of loving homes.

  • September 1, 2013

    Location, Location, Location

    Find out how, after years of facing the challenges that come with being situated in an undesirable or remote location, some shelters are pulling up stakes, heading downtown, and finding a place in the spotlight.

  • September 1, 2013

    Free to Good Home

    There was a time when the concept of adopting out "free" cats would prompt a chorus of hisses from cat advocates. Not so much anymore, as many shelters are waiving adoption fees and getting positive results for their felines.

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