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  • September 1, 2004

    Cat Surrender Profile

    The thoroughness of this cat surrender form from the Animal Rescue League in Westbrook, Maine, will help any shelter get to the bottom of its new kitties' histories, needs, and personalities.

  • 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    ShelterSpeak: Coping with Outdated Facilities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.

  • January 1, 2004

    Going Barking Mad?

    Kennel noise is a stressor for animals and staff, but it can be reduced through good acoustic design.

  • September 1, 2003

    Rabies: Staying Vaccinated and Informed

    Pre-exposure vaccinations are important, but they are only the first step in protecting yourself against the virus.

  • September 1, 2003

    Moving On?

    A recent study examines the motivations of relinquishers who list moving as a reason for surrender.

  • July 1, 2003

    Dealing With a Wee Problem

    Litter box issues are high on the list of reasons for surrender of cats at shelters all over the country. But a recent study published in the Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science (Vol. 5, No. 4, 2002) should give hope to shelter workers tired of seeing cats relinquished for potty problems.

  • July 1, 2003

    Puppies Who Attend Kindergarten Are More Likely to Stay in Homes

    A recent study published in the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association showed that puppies who attended humane society socialization classes when they were between 7 and 12 weeks old were more likely to stay in their homes than those who did not.

  • May 1, 2003

    Yetis, Perfection, and the American Pet

    Have you ever seen a Yeti? Animal Sheltering associate editor Carrie Allan thought they were fictional until she saw one with her own eyes.

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