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  • July 1, 2007

    People Power: Bobbie Thompson

    Nearly 25 years ago, Bobbie Thompson read an article in the Milledgeville, Ga., newspaper about the need for volunteers at the beleaguered local humane society. Decades later, as president and board chairman of Animal Rescue Foundation Inc. (ARF), she still works for the organization without pay.

  • May 1, 2007

    Off Leash: Extreme Makeover

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

  • March 1, 2007

    They're All Ears

    Lots of children like reading books about animals. But these lucky kids get to read books to animals.

  • March 1, 2007

    Show Me the Money: It's My Party (and I'll Go to the Shelter)

    Some animal shelters are getting festive, raising funds, and educating people about their work and the humane treatment of animals by hosting birthday parties for kids.

  • 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.

  • September 1, 2005

    Finding the Weakest Link

    Dogs Deserve Better, an advocacy group based in Pennsylvania, is determined to break the chain for backyard dogs.

  • May 1, 2005

    A Little TLC for Kids and Canines

    Program provides training lessons to dogs and life lessons to preteens.

  • September 1, 2004

    ACOs: Learn to Teach the ABCs of Sheltering

    If kids aren't able to visit a shelter to find out more about its role in the community'or if youragency isn't quite ready to handle 25 energetic fourth graders'this lesson plan can bring the shelter to them.

  • May 1, 2004

    Developing Good Staff-Volunteer Relationships

    These guidelines will help you change the negative outlooks and feelings of distrust that hinder staff-volunteer relationships at many organizations.

  • September 1, 2003

    Available for Teens: Companion Animal Study Guide

    Covering everything from puppy mills to free-roaming cats, this study guide introduces young adults to companion animal issues.

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