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  • March 1, 2012

    Humane Law Forum: Worth the Risk

    Got people lining up to volunteer for your organization? They’ll bring a ton of great assistance, but they may also present some liability risks. Fear not—they’re risks you can manage with the right approach.

  • March 1, 2012

    The Kids Are All Right

    Founded in 2006, Rescue U is a unique program that sends college students from around the country to do repairs and construction work at shelters that have requested help.

  • January 1, 2012

    Investing in Humane Education

    Humane educators spread messages about the importance of kindness to animals and the connection between all living things—messages that can increase your organization’s visibility while sowing the seeds for a more humane world.

  • January 1, 2012

    Ambassador of Adorable

    Meet Nikki, a pit bull-boxer mix who suffered abuse as a puppy and went on to become a humane education superstar and a powerful face in the struggle against animal cruelty.

  • January 1, 2012

    The "101" Department: Let That Be a Lesson to You

    To succeed as a humane educator, you’ve got to know your audience as well as the school system’s requirements.

  • January 1, 2012

    Kids Rock!

    Does your shelter need an energy boost? By recruiting young people, you can acquire a volunteer force that’s brimming with energy and enthusiastic about helping animals.

  • November 1, 2011

    Show Me the Money: Cat Lady Takes on IRS—and Wins

    A U.S. Tax Court decision emphasizes the right of animal welfare volunteers, especially fosterers, to deduct expenses.

  • September 1, 2011

    Volunteer Management: Not Like Starting Over

    In her final column for Animal Sheltering, Hilary Anne Hager offers takeaway lessons she's learned during 10 years of volunteer management in animal care environments--key among them that there's no need to reinvent the wheel.

  • May 1, 2011

    Volunteer Management: People Who Need People

    Recruiting new volunteers should wait until you've built a strong foundation, and your program can handle the increase in numbers. Here's how to find the right people.

  • May 1, 2011

    The Long Haul

    In Tanzania, Humane Society International works with local animal welfarists to improve the treatment of working donkeys.

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