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  • July 1, 2008

    Shelter Medicine: A Matter of Measurement

    The questions seem simple enough: How much space do you have in your shelter, and how much do you need? But Dr. Kate Hurley explores how the equation gets complicated by various factors.

  • 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.

  • July 1, 2008

    A Little Help for a Lot of Territory

    Faced with serving an area that covers more than 3,800 square miles, the animal control department of New Mexico's Dona Ana County is using volunteers for tasks that don't require specialized training.

  • May 1, 2008

    Rabbits Count -- So Count Rabbits

    When PetSmart announced that it would begin test sales of rabbits in some stores, rabbit advocates started to examine rabbit statistics in animal shelters and rescue groups.

  • 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.

  • November 1, 2006

    Counting the Contributions: Benchmarking for Your Organization and Your State

    A survey of per-capita donations to animal protection organizations around the country brings state averages to light, reveals areas that are lagging, and indicates the need for better record-keeping and tracking of giving trends.

  • 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.

  • January 1, 2003

    ShelterSpeak: Categorizing Animals According to Adoptability

    Do you categorize your animals according to levels of adoptability and nonadoptability? Why or why not? And if the answer is yes, what method of categorizing do you use and why? How do you present your statistics to the public?

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