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  • September 1, 2006

    Giving Victims a Voice

    Written by a behavioral and social scientist and a retired Boston law enforcement officer, Silent Victims: Recognizing and Stopping Abuse of the Family Pet takes a comprehensive look at domestic violence affecting companion animals.

  • September 1, 2006

    The Context of Cruelty

    Sociologist Arnold Arluke discusses his book, Just a Dog, and asks us to examine how we define and contextualize animal cruelty.

  • September 1, 2006

    How Much is That Doggie In the Window Suffering?

    You may not have puppy mills next door, but shelters and rescues all over the country take in animals whose lives began in the shadows of these mass-breeding facilities. Find out how you can help shut them down'by learning from shelters that have targeted puppy mills for violations of animal welfare standards.

  • August 1, 2006

    Dogfighting Investigations: Where We Stand

    State by state, city by city, the humane movement has made progress in combating dogfighting, but we have a long way to go before ending the crime that brutalizes thousands of pit bulls and other breeds every year. This feature section provides a look at the state of dogfighting in the United States, offers tips on working with police to investigate and prosecute dogfighters, and outlines the additional care that former fighting dogs require in the shelter.

  • July 1, 2006

    Cataloging Cruelty

    Alison Gianotto started a one-of-a-kind database that helps animal control officers'and others in the animal welfare community'track offenders and fight cruelty.

  • May 1, 2006

    Documentary Exposes Animal Abuse

    A documentary called Dealing Dogs, which premiered in February 2006, shines a spotlight on the plight of the animals suffering in the system of Class B dealers.

  • March 27, 2006

    Pit Bulls: Dilemma and Debate

    The mere mention of pit bulls can be enough to ignite debate among animal welfare professionals and the public alike, but a discussion on the topic at last week's Animal Care Expo included a general sentiment most would agree with: We've only just begun to tackle abuse of the breed.

  • November 1, 2005

    Making Room for Greyhounds

    The Humane Society of Greater Miami recently went the extra mile for greyhounds, when board members and staff decided to devote a portion of their dog kennels to educating the public about the breed.

  • September 1, 2005

    Finding the Weakest Link

    Dogs Deserve Better, an advocacy group based in Pennsylvania, is determined to break the chain for backyard dogs.

  • July 1, 2005

    How to Help a Chained Dog

    Whether they've been driven to obsessive barking or just silent depression, dogs who live out their days on the end of a chain are in a sad gray zone of pethood. And while their lonely situations are often not dire enough to warrant seizure, there are other ways to help chained dogs come in from the cold.

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