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  • Helping Hounds

    In some areas of the country, animal shelters take in more stray hunting hounds than pit bulls. Often undernourished and unsocialized, hunting dogs pose unique challenges for shelters. Here are some tips for meeting their needs and getting them into happy homes.

  • Coffee Break: Low-Cost Tricks and Tools

    Animal Sheltering magazine readers discuss low-cost tricks and tools that have helped them in their work with animals.

  • The Beakly Standard

    This rundown of bird care basics offers valuable information to shelters who find themselves caring for feathered friends in need of a loving home.

  • Behavior Department: A Gentle Kind of Cat Care

    Researcher Nadine Gourkow developed a unique scale to assess emotional states in shelter cats and confirmed that mental stimulation and gentling techniques both improve cats’ emotional well-being and reduce the incidence of URI.

  • For Goodness' Snake

    Many snake owners fall in love with the small creatures they see in the pet store but are unprepared to care for the adults. Our guide will help you adequately care for and house the snakes that end up in your charge.

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