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  • July 1, 2008

    The "101" Department: Maintenance Matters

    A coat of paint here and a leaky faucet there may seem like back-burner stuff when you're busy saving lives, but properly maintaining your shelter now will save money later and pay off in improved animal care.

  • July 1, 2008

    Off Leash: A Whole New Ball Game

    NFL player Jarrod Cooper has played ball with Dolphins, Rams, Eagles, and Panthers ??? but now Oakland's shelter pooches are getting a turn, too.

  • July 1, 2008

    Online Extra - Getting Ready for Inspection

    Properly maintaining animal shelters is not just a matter of doing the right thing for the animals, the employees, and the public; it's also a matter of staying on the right side of the applicable health and safety regulations. The regulations vary across the country, but here's how one state handles shelter inspections.

  • 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

    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.

  • 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    ShelterSpeak: Coping with Outdated Facilities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.

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