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  • When the Runs Hit Your Runs

    Diarrhea is unpleasant to deal with and can signal serious health issues for a shelter population. We offer advice on how to prevent diarrhea and, when it does occur, diagnose the causes and appropriately care for sick animals.

  • In the Loop

    Although not ideal for use in every situation, Snappy Snares can be an especially valuable tool for ACOs trying to capture elusive animals.

  • A Nursery for Mew Babies

    Orphaned kittens get the special care they need in order to thrive at the San Diego Humane Society and SPCA’s Paws Nursery.

  • Junk in the Trunk

    Read about the weight loss journeys of obese kitties Otto and Walter, and find out how to help the chubby felines who waddle into your shelter shed excess pounds.

  • Control Issues

    We take a look at the effective use, and unfortunate misuse, of two pieces of animal handling equipment—the control pole and the Y pole.

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