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  • July 1, 2012

    Helping Hounds

    In some areas of the country, animal shelters take in more stray hunting hounds than pit bulls. Often undernourished and unsocialized, hunting dogs pose unique challenges for shelters. Here are some tips for meeting their needs and getting them into happy homes.

  • June 12, 2012

    UC Davis Koret Shelter Medicine Program

    The shelter medicine program at the University of California, Davis, School of Veterinary Medicine has a wealth of information on disease control, facility design, animal housing and many other topics.

  • May 9, 2012

    UC Davis Koret Shelter Medicine Program - Facility Design and Animal Housing

    The shelter facility and the housing there-in has implications far beyond the shelter walls. The design of the facility will impact disease levels, behavioral health, staffing needs and the daily cost of care (and therefore how much time and money is left over for other important programs).

  • May 8, 2012

    Association of Shelter Veterinarians - Guidelines for Standards of Care in Animal Shelters

    The ASV's Guidelines for Standards of Care in Animal Shelters is a comprehensive shelter standards document that was two years in the making.

  • May 1, 2012

    The Beakly Standard

    This rundown of bird care basics offers valuable information to shelters who find themselves caring for feathered friends in need of a loving home.

  • March 1, 2012

    Active Mind, Healthy Dog

    Try these practical and economical tips for keeping the dogs in your care physically active, mentally stimulated, and socialized.

  • March 1, 2012

    Behavior Department: A Gentle Kind of Cat Care

    Researcher Nadine Gourkow developed a unique scale to assess emotional states in shelter cats and confirmed that mental stimulation and gentling techniques both improve cats’ emotional well-being and reduce the incidence of URI.

  • March 1, 2012

    Shooting the Small Fry

    Here are some quick tips on taking photographs that do justice to the unique personalities and charming good looks of the mice, hamsters, and other small animals available for adoption at your shelter.

  • March 1, 2012

    The "101" Department: All Together Now

    Done properly, group housing can produce happier cats, delighted visitors, and more adoptions. Learn what you need to know before you start your own colony room.

  • January 1, 2012

    Keeping Them Hoppy

    Determined to give shelter rabbits their fair share of attention, volunteer Carlin Abbitt started using a harness to take bunnies outside for a change of scenery and some exercise.

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