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  • The Laws That Oughta Be

    Read tips for navigating the legal aspects of drafting a TNR ordinance and bringing outdated laws up-to-date.

  • Cats and Community Coffers

    Commnity cats are thriving in Port Orange, Florida, thanks to a city-supported trap-neuter-return program.

  • All Dogs Are Equal

    Scientists, animal control officers and even some insurance companies agree--physical appearance is no basis for dog discrimination. Recent studies are unraveling the faulty logic behind breed-specific legislation and turning breed prejudice on its (big, blocky) head.

  • Seeking Solutions in the Golden State

    A California state-wide stakeholders group, formed in the wake of the budget crunch, takes a hard look at how well sheltering policies and practices are working, and comes up with useful recommendations for organizations in California and across the country.

  • Witness for the Defenseless

    Attorney advises prosecutors, educates shelters on animal cruelty cases.

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