All too often, it seems, people get caught up on the different definitions that shelters use to explain their euthanasia practices. See how different groups are learning to bridge the gap between words, and work together for the animals sake.
Resources and Articles
From the Magazine
Leaders in The HSUS's Companion Animals department developed a civility pledge to promote polite discourse in the sheltering and rescue community.
Two Pittsburgh shelters team up on a website promoting adoptions and explaining admission policies.
Sociologist Arnold Arluke examines shelters' euthanasia policies from an unusual perspective: How do they affect the way shelter workers define themselves?
In the second of a two-part interview with sociologist and author Arnold Arluke, Associate Editor Carrie Allan elicits Arluke's observations on euthanasia-related dynamics in animal shelters.
Policies & Programs
The City of Austin is saving 91% of their homeless dogs and cats. How are they doing it?
A job worth doing is worth doing together. That's the basic idea of a groundbreaking new document designed to impact communities and animals around the country. The Asilomar Accords symbolizes the end of suspicion and distrust between animal care and control organizations and sets forth a new agenda -- one of collaboration.