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  • July 1, 2008

    Will Your Response be a Natural Disaster?

    A mock shelter evacuation illuminates the good, the bad, and the potentially lethal during crisis response.

  • May 1, 2008

    The "101" Department: Getting to Know You

    Creating a good cage card can be a critical tool for keeping track of the animals in your care and helping potential adopters to find their furry soulmate.

  • July 1, 2007

    People Power: Bobbie Thompson

    Nearly 25 years ago, Bobbie Thompson read an article in the Milledgeville, Ga., newspaper about the need for volunteers at the beleaguered local humane society. Decades later, as president and board chairman of Animal Rescue Foundation Inc. (ARF), she still works for the organization without pay.

  • May 1, 2007

    Off Leash: Extreme Makeover

    The volunteer room in a California shelter gets a makeover'and an appearance on local TV.

  • March 1, 2007

    The Behavior Department: The Basics of Shelter Dog Training

    Mychelle Blake discusses the benefits of training and socialization for shelter dogs and outlines the training methods that have worked best in her sessions with volunteers.

  • September 1, 2004

    The Right Stuff: Eight Essential Elements of a Healthy Facility

    This article demystifies the critical elements of a healthy shelter by investigating ventilation systems, durable flooring, and everything in between.

  • July 1, 2004

    ShelterSpeak: Coping with Outdated Facilities

    Members of The HSUS's National Companion Animals Advisory Group discuss the parts of their facilities that most need improvement.

  • July 1, 2004

    Zoonotic Disease: The Enemy In Our Midst

    Veterinarian Kate Hurley reviews the basics of zoonotic disease, including some simple steps you can take to protect your environment, animals, and people from widespread infection.

  • May 1, 2004

    Developing Good Staff-Volunteer Relationships

    These guidelines will help you change the negative outlooks and feelings of distrust that hinder staff-volunteer relationships at many organizations.

  • March 1, 2003

    ShelterSpeak: Difficult Economic Times

    Has your organization made any changes in operations as a result of the ailing economy? Have you had to reduce any of your services? What would your advice be for readers dealing with difficult economic times?

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