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  • January 1, 2010

    Chipping Away at an Old Problem

    A recent study published in JAVMA suggests that microchipping and database registration should happen concurrently.

  • November 1, 2009

    Hounding Shelters

    The tradition of hound hunting poses major problems for shelters in Virginia. Every year during'and especially after'hunting season, they are flooded with hounds who are either stray, abandoned, or relinquished by hunters who no longer want to take care of them.

  • 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.

  • July 1, 2009

    Getting the Drop on After-Hours Abandonments

    Whether people seeking to drop off pets after hours are driven by convenience or shame, the result at many shelters is the same: Dogs and cats are frequently left during times when no staff member is there for intake.

  • May 1, 2009

    The Chips on Our Shoulders

    Study indicates ongoing issues with microchipping' but some scanners do better than others

  • January 1, 2009

    MouthPieces: Microchipping Your Pet: Do It--But Have a Backup

    In this issue, MouthPieces, a new department designed to help you communicate your messages to the public, addresses the benefits and limitations of microchipping.

  • 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.

  • April 20, 2006

    USDA Accepting Comments on Microchipping Standards

    Many leaders in the animal welfare and veterinary communities believe that, if microchipping is to fulfill its promise of easier and more reliable identification of lost pets, the producers of microchips and scanners must work together to ensure a standardized frequency for microchips.

  • November 1, 2003

    Navigating the Microchip Maze

    International standards are complicating microchipping issues for shelters.

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