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Pet stores can be great supporters donating supplies and hosting adoption events or they can be adversaries who add to pet overpopulation with animals sourced from large-scale breeding mills.

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  • Block by Block

    In cities across the U.S., animal welfare groups are knocking on doors and bringing pet care services to the neighborhoods that most need them. Read how the Pets for Life program is changing the lives of pets and people one block at a time.

  • What Goes Down ...

    Your adopters and novice foster caregivers may not be prepared for that horking sound longtime cat owners know so well. Here's what one kitty devotee learned when he explored the world of cat vomit.

  • No Place Like Home

    Advocates use prevention strategies and fair housing laws to keep owners and pets together.

  • Time, Space, and the Single Cat

    Many adopters are looking to bring a second cat to their household, but what's the best way to turn a couple of swingin' single felines into a happy couple? And how do you know if a new friend would even be welcome? Shelters and rescues can help adopters find their way to a peacefully expanded kitty family.

  • Mouthpieces: Don't Leave Pets in Hot Cars

    This reproducible poster reminds owners that, even after summer ends, warm weather still makes it dangerous to leave pets alone in parked cars.

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  • Articles from Veterinary Technician Journal

    Articles on caring for feral cats in clinics, educating cat owners, and more, by HSUS's own Nancy Peterson, Cat Programs Manager.

  • Association of Pet Dog Trainers

    The Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT) is a professional organization of individual trainers who are committed to becoming better trainers through education.

  • AAFP: Feline Behavior Guidelines

    The American Association of Feline Practitioners' Feline Behavior Guidelines are filled with information for veterinarians and pet owners.

  • ABRI: Videos

    The Animal Behavior Resource Institute's videos give helpful tips on many behavior-related topics, from pilling cats to leash work with dogs.

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