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  • May 1, 2007

    Off Leash: Extreme Makeover

    The volunteer room in a California shelter gets a makeover'and an appearance on local TV.

  • May 1, 2007

    Not Your Father's Courtroom

    Lawyer and author Carolyn Matlack hopes to make animals "sentient property" in the eyes of the law.

  • March 1, 2007

    Creature Feature: The Tortoise and the Scare

    When the executive director of a Florida shelter saw developers moving into a space across the street, she feared for the lives of the gopher tortoises who already lived there. A unique collaboration saved the reptiles from the roaring bulldozers of development.

  • 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

    What Happens to Hoarders?

    Ever wonder what happens to an animal hoarding case once it leaves the headlines? Though results of recent research on this topic are sobering, they provide a roadmap for improving our collective response to hoarding cases.

  • September 1, 2006

    Student Choice in Your State: A Lobbying Guide

    "Student Choice in Your State," a brochure published by The Humane Society of the United States, gives advice on lobbying for legislation that permits students to learn about biology without harming or killing animals.

  • 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.

  • May 1, 2006

    Breed-Specific Laws in California

    California allows certain breed-specific laws.

  • 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.

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