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  • March 1, 2010

    Behavior Department: Making Babies? First, Make Baby-Ready Pets

    For a pet who's used to being the center of attention, the arrival of a newborn child can be an upsetting experience. But some shelters are showing expectant parents how to adjust their routines beforehand to make their pets baby-ready and prevent them from being relinquished unnecessarily.

  • March 1, 2010

    Help Them While They're Young

    The Children and Animals Together program was developed to fight animal cruelty in Phoenix, and includes assessment, intervention, consultation, referral, and follow-up for children ages 6-17 who have a history of animal abuse.

  • January 1, 2010

    Online Extra - Wider Horizons in Western Pennsylvania

    A Western Pennsylvania Humane Society (WPHS) program broadens teens' attitudes about animals and life.

  • January 1, 2010

    Making It Work

    Amber Van Leuken, grant writer (and former assistant manager) at the Ark-Valley Humane Society in Buena Vista, Colo., recounts how the shelter revamped its volunteer program to fit its needs, rather than simply making do with whoever walked in the door that day.

  • January 1, 2010

    Volunteer Management: A Framework Allowing for Change

    Our columnists'both of whom have recently made career transitions'discuss how the volunteer programs they directed were able to survive during periods of change.

  • November 1, 2009

    To the Rescue: Mini-Marketers Make Matches

    Fifth-grade students help their local humane society promote shelter animals seeking a forever home.

  • November 1, 2009

    Reach Kids with Humane Lessons and Earn Extra Funds

    The KIND News Adopt-a-Classroom program from Humane Society Youth offers an effective way to start a communitywide youth education initiative-and raise some cash for your shelter.

  • September 1, 2009

    Volunteer Management: Leading Change at Your Shelter

    Changes to a volunteer program require thoughtful and deliberate planning and action. A common mistake is to rush into making multiple changes without laying the groundwork to ensure success. Here's how to avoid that error by moving forward in stages.

  • May 1, 2009

    Show Me the Money: The Art of the Matter

    California fundraiser aims to grow a more humane community.

  • May 1, 2009

    Volunteer Management: Building a Successful Volunteer Program

    Animal shelters are often so desperate for volunteers to offset their small budgets that their volunteer programs are developed quickly, with very little structure or planning. A more successful approach is to step back, slow down, and plan a volunteer program in a series of building blocks, in order to prevent major problems and support healthy growth.

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