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  • March 1, 2007

    Q & A: New Shelter Book: It's for the Birds

    We talk to bird expert Eileen McCarthy about the troubles birds have in shelters and about ways to make sure our feathery friends find a comfortable roost when they visit.

  • January 1, 2007

    Coffee Break: Encounters with Unusual or Exotic Animals

    Shelter workers relay stories of their encounters with unusual animals, including goats, emus, and even a wallaby.

  • November 1, 2006

    Book Review: Captive Exotic Bird Care: A Guide for Shelters

    This new resource produced by the Avian Welfare Coalition, the Animal Protection Institute, and the ASPCA, is really for the birds'and those who care for them.

  • September 1, 2006

    Off Leash: The Cat Came Back

    Read the details of a New York cat rescue that made international headlines.

  • May 1, 2006

    Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Bird-Flu?

    The history of avian influenza is both frightening and fascinating. While the majority of the U.S. population is focused on the worst-case scenario'that the virus will mutate in a way that allows it to spread easily from human to human, causing a global pandemic'those involved in animal protection have reason for concern about even a milder outbreak.

  • May 1, 2006

    For This Group, Cats Are Where It's At

    Neighborhood Cats promotes trap-neuter-return in New York City and beyond.

  • November 1, 2005

    The Wild World of Wildlife Hotlines

    The HSUS's urban wildlife program field director, Laura Simon, along with HSUS program coordinator Becca DeWeerdt, operate a wildlife hotline that helps man and beast cohabit an increasingly crowded world.

  • September 1, 2005

    Help! There's a Raccoon in My Trash

    Organizations hoping to improve the human/wildlife relationship in their own areas can start by running a wildlife hotline: the Toronto Wildlife Centre provides advice on setting one up.

  • July 1, 2004

    What's Happening: Wildlife

    HSUS Urban Wildlife Program Director John Hadidian considers the role animal shelters might play in humanely resolving conflicts between people and wildlife living in their communities.

  • July 1, 2003

    Trap-Neuter-Release-Success?

    Although a recent study on a Florida spay/neuter program for feral cats wasn't able to identify the program's precise effects, the results published in the Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science (Vol. 5, No. 4, 2002) suggest that a feral cat trap-neuter-return program can be an important facet of a community strategy to fight pet overpopulation.

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