January 1, 2010
A recent study published in JAVMA suggests that microchipping and database registration should happen concurrently.
November 1, 2009
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
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
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
Study indicates ongoing issues with microchipping' but some scanners do better than others
January 1, 2009
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
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
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
International standards are complicating microchipping issues for shelters.